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Desperate to connect with my neighbors and finding the Virgil Community Circle page on the Virgil town website, I recognized her name and decided to send her an email about this group expressing my intent to join in.
During my first visit, I found a welcoming group of women who come together for friendship, fun, support, and community service. From farmers to retired schoolteachers and from new moms to grandmothers, we all come together informally to help make life in Virgil feel like home. All women are welcome to join regardless of age, education, faith, profession, occupation, or lifestyle.
With a monthly schedule including dinners like “Welcome the New Year Dinner” or the “Cabin Fever-Dish-to-Pass”, simple mystery crafts, book discussions, the annual Christmas cookie exchange, as well as at least two service projects, including the care of the garden around the gazebo, there is something for everyone to connect with and experience.
Next year, we are planning to have a High Tea and a Thanksgiving food drive. Two of our long time residents are planning to tell us about the early days of skiing in Virgil and the history of Virgil during two other planned gatherings while we eat and just be ourselves together as a community of loving and caring women.
As we approach the summer, it is bittersweet as we look forward to spending time with family on vacations knowing that we will have plenty to share with one another when we gather again in the fall.
Check out our calendar for yourself on the button below. You might be the next person who will make a difference in someone else’s life who is looking desperately to connect with their neighbors and community.
By Rhonda (Ronnie) Wade
Join us the first Wednesday of every month (September through June) at 6:30 pm at Hope Lake Lodge, in the Acorn Room (unless otherwise noted on the calendar). Bring a friend or neighbor.
Founded in 2009 by Marge Hubbert, the VCC welcomed a group of diverse and friendly women to come together for friendship, conversation and a sense of community connection.
I have lived in Virgil for 14 years; however, I always felt like a visitor or a foreigner and never felt at home. That began to change the day I took my dog for a walk around the upper loop of the walkway around the gazebo behind the Town Hall three years ago. Little did I know that my chance meeting with Marge that day, while she was weeding the garden, would make such a big difference in my life.
Virgil Town Hall