Middletown Springs Historical Society

We are excited to announce this year’s Maple Festival Raffle!

The 2024 Maple Festival Raffle features 37 items, each valued at $100 or more. Raffle tickets are $25 each or 5 tickets for $100. Simply download and print tickets here and send them in for your chance to win.

All items were generously donated by society members and friends, plus local businesses, artists and regional stores. 

BE SURE TO WRITE ON EACH TICKET THE ITEM NUMBER YOU WANT and mail your tickets with check (payable to Middletown Springs Historical Society) to Middletown Springs Historical Society, P.O. Box 1121, Middletown Springs, VT 05757.

RAFFLE TICKETS AND PAYMENT MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MARCH 13, 2024.

We will draw the lucky tickets for each item during the Maple Festival on March 17 and notify winners.

Entrants need not be in attendance for the drawing to win. Winners must arrange for pick up or pay shipping costs. Maple Festival raffle ticket sales benefit the MSHS general operating fund. 

If you have questions, please contact us using the button below.  Thank you very much for your support!

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Thanks to our generous donors for such fabulous raffle items!

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Wallpaper with a neutral background, metallic gold leaf and berry design.

Item #1

Nine rolls of Farrow & Ball Wallpaper (Rosslyn Pattern)
Value: $2,250/ Donated by Anne Pratt Slatin

Retailing at $250 per roll, this is not just any wallpaper. Farrow & Ball is a handcrafted paint and wallpaper company in Dorset, England. Most wallpaper today is machine printed with colored inks, but Farrow & Ball hand prints every roll using their own paint and traditional techniques. The color palette (#1925) of this lovely Rosslyn pattern is a neutral background with a metallic gold leaf and berry design, lending itself to both historic and contemporary décor.

Interior of restored timber frame barn with chandelier and Christmas tree.

Item #2

Rental of the Reuben Wait Barn at Green Mountain Timber Frames, Middletown Springs
Value: $1,500/ Donated by Green Mountain Timber Frames

Create a memorable experience for your gathering of friends, family or colleagues at the 1780’s Reuben Wait Barn at Green Mountain Timber Frames. This 5-hour rental for up to 30 people includes an on-site staff person, tableware, and use of the kitchen and the handicap-accessible bathroom in an adjacent building. The rental date will be mutually agreed upon, excluding holidays. This spacious, lovingly restored historic timber frame barn is the work of Green Mountain Timber Frames, specializing in historic properties, barn restoration, reclaimed wood, and timber frame homes. 

Logo of Johnson Energy, Inc.

Item #3

100 Gallons of Heating Oil or Cash Value
Estimated Value: $400/ Donated by Johnson Energy

You choose between a gift certificate for 100 gallons of heating oil OR its cash value (approx. $400).Johnson Energy is a complete service, repair, installation, and heating fuel company with a team of well-trained, quality-focused professionals. Their delivery area is from Wallingford to Pittsford and from Fair Haven to Killington.

Light fixture, cord against white background with Home Depot logo.

Item #4

Two Phillips Hue Low Volt Sidewalk Light Fixtures
Value: $340/ Donated by Home Depot

Enhance your yard or walkway with these Phillips Hue Low Volt sidewalk light fixtures. A special feature allows you to change the color of the light remotely using a phone app or Bluetooth. Greet your guests with a  unique, custom-lit path. If you don’t already have a Phillips Hue system, you will need two more components (not included): a Hue Low Volt power supply ($60), which plugs into an AC outlet or cord; and a Hue Bridge, which enables the phone app to control colors ($60). For details, visit https://www.philips-hue.com/en-us/explore-hue/propositions/smart-outdoor-lighting or your Home Depot Lighting Department.

Painting of a Red-Winged Blackbird by nationally known Middletown Springs artist Peter Huntoon.

Item #5

Peter Huntoon Framed Limited Edition Print, 16” x 19”
Value: $250/ Donated by Peter Huntoon

Focus on this framed print of a Red-Winged Blackbird by nationally known Middletown Springs artist Peter Huntoon. Imagine a spot in your home for this well-known harbinger of spring. In Peter’s words, “I’m an artist in love with Vermont. My life’s work is celebrating Vermont’s diverse beauty through art and sharing the creative adventure with you.”

Exterior view of the Montvert Bungalow, a restored 1908 Arts & Crafts bungalow.

Item #6

Dinner for Four at Montvert Bungalow, Middletown Springs
Value: $200/ Donated by David Wright and Mary Lou Willits

Step back in time for a culinary evening at this restored 1908 Arts & Crafts bungalow. Enjoy fireside hors d’oeuvres with your guests in the vaulted living room before being summoned to the formal dining room table.  David and Mary Lou will serve you and your companions a delicious dinner on fine china and silver. A tour of the house will show the transformation of this comfortable bungalow from the bowling alley of the historic Montvert Hotel.

Ace Hardware Logo.

Item #7

Noble Ace Hardware $200 Gift Card
Value: $200/ Donated by Rutland Noble Ace Hardware

Use this gift card at Noble Ace Hardware in Rutland or Poultney, at any of Ace Hardware’s 5,000 stores nationwide, or online. Explore a wide range of quality products to repair, enhance, and maintain your home. Plan those spring projects with Noble Ace Hardware in mind.

A bird feeder and two quaint bird houses: a church, and a schoolhouse.

Item #8

For the Birds Collection
Value: $200/ Donated by Phil & May Biondi

Attract birds to your yard with this feeder and provide them with a summer home. Along with the attractive feeder, there are two quaint bird houses: a church, and a schoolhouse. All three items are solid wood with a durable outdoor finish. Your yard will be the avian talk of the town.

Color print of a Red-Throated Hummingbird on a nest with two eggs and a print of a green fern leaf.

Item #9

Guided Natural History Walk on Your Property
Value: $150/ Donated by Jim Graves

Dr. Jim Graves will walk with you on your property identifying herbs, shrubs, vines and trees, plant communities and habitats, birds and their song, and other wildlife, and he will share observations related to your natural history interests. He will answer your questions, prepare an inventory of the birds and plants identified, write a brief natural history to summarize the flora and fauna and physical and historical factors that account for them, and describe things you can do to maintain or improve your natural resources. A retired professor of Biology at Green Mountain College, Jim taught general biology, botany, ecology, dendrology, local flora, and forest ecology and management and studied soil-plant relations, succession after ice storms, and plant restoration. He advised student field research, and with students, established and maintained native plant gardens and managed campus natural areas.

Front of the Vermont Country Store in Weston.

Item #10

Vermont Country Store $125 Gift Basket and $25 Gift Card
Value: $150/ Donated by Vermont Country Store

Anyone on your gift list would enjoy a $125 Vermont Country Store specialty food basket. You can save the $25 gift card for yourself and take a day trip to visit one of their stores in Weston or Rockingham for that hard-to-find item from years past. Or order from their online store.

Bottle of Maple Soda, a jug of Maple Syrup and a box of assorted honey and beeswax products.

Item #11

Vermont Sweet Products
Value: $150/ Donated by Maureen LaBate, Alred Haley and Vermont Sweetwater

Enjoy a half-gallon of pure Vermont maple syrup ($30) from Alfred Haley and an assortment of honey and beeswax products ($70) from Maureen LaBate. Honey and beeswax products include two containers of honey, two beeswax candle gnomes, two wax candle owls, four wax flowers, and a honey bee on a honeycomb candle. Add to this sweet mix a case of Vermont Sweetwater soda ($50).

Sanborn's Yankee Paint 2024 Catalog.

Item #12

Sanborn’s Yankee Paint $150 Gift Certificate
Value: $150/ Donated by Sanborn’s Yankee Paint, Rutland

Sanborn’s Yankee Paint, an authorized Benjamin Moore retailer, will help you choose the paint or stain that’s perfect for your project, and help you select the brushes and other supplies to do the job right. The folks at Sanborn’s are color match perfectionists who will answer your questions about surface preparation, priming, and painting technique. And they will keep a computer record of your color choices for a flawless match when you need more paint.

Decorative frames by Quest.

Item #13

Quest Frames $150 Gift Certificate
Value: $150/ Donated by Quest Frames, Rutland

Quest Frames on Woodstock Avenue is ready to help with that art work or photograph you’ve always intended to have professionally framed. With a wide selection of frame stock and matting choices, you will create a custom framed and archivally mounted treasure that will enhance your home for decades.

Exterior of Mach's Market red brick building.

Item #14

Mach’s Market $150 Gift Certificate
Value: $150/ Donated by Anne Pratt Slatin

Mach’s Market in Pawlet offers the best of local agricultural products. This fresh food market employs two chefs, an in-house butcher, a staff with decades in the service industry, and a top-of-the-line smokehouse to go along with a world-class grocery and wine selection, and a fully stocked beer cave. Their wood-fired brick oven turns out gourmet hand-thrown custom pizzas, hearty breads, and baked organic sweet treats.

Composite of Stewart's gas pumps, Riverside Motors logo  and a bottle of maple syrup.

Item #15

Pamper Your Auto and Sweeten Your Life
Value: $150/ Donated by Riverside Motors, Aileen & Peter Stevenson, and Alfred Haley

Your trusted vehicle deserves regular pampering with oil change service at Riverside Motors in Poultney ($70) and  a tank of gas from Stewarts ($50). And be sweet to yourself with a half-gallon of maple syrup ($30) from a Middletown Springs sugarmaker.

Bottle of Franco Serra Barolo,  Oeno corkscrew, nuts and maple syrup, and  Brad Mehldau album.

Item #16

Jazz Night at Home Package
Value: $135/ Donated by Craig & Alice Gilborn and Mahar Maple

Settle in for the evening with the sounds of Grammy Award winning jazz pianist Brad Mehldau playing the Beatles on his album, Your Mother Should Know ($25). This live solo album features the pianist and composer’s interpretations of nine songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and one by George Harrison. Share a bottle of Franco Serra Barolo 2019 wine ($35) and nibble on a sweet assortment of Mahar Maple nuts ($65). The basket includes an Oeno self-pull wine corkscrew ($10).

Charming bedroom with floral wallpaper and double bed with carved wooden headboard.

Item #17

One Bedroom/One Night Stay at Brigid’s Crossing, Middletown Springs
Value: $125/ Donated by Brigid’s Crossing

Pamper yourself or your guests with a stay in the historic M.E. Vail home, built in 1879. Situated on the Middletown Springs Green, this special place is the ideal quiet place to enjoy beautiful Vermont in any season. It’s also conveniently located for hiking the Long Trail, kayaking or fishing in nearby lakes, or for biking on Slate Valley Trails or on the local rail trails. Your room will feature a comfortable queen bed and private bathroom.

Blue Moon and Hop'n Moose Logos.

Item #18

Best Moon Catering/Tinmouth Road House $75 Gift Certificate; and Hop’n Moose Basket
Value: $125/ Donated by Pat & Kathy Feeley and Hop’n Moose Pub

You can’t go wrong with a tasty take-out dinner ordered from Best Moon/Tinmouth Road House with a $75 gift certificate, and a $50 gift basket from Hop’n Moose Pub, the tasting room and eatery for Rutland Beer Works in Rutland. You may even want to share your winnings with someone special!

Camo wallet and McNeil & Reedy Gift Card.

Item #19

McNeil & Reedy $50 Gift Card and Camouflage Front Pocket Wallet
Value: $115/ Card donated by Pat & Don Hemenway, Wallet donated by McNeil & Reedy

Enjoy shopping at McNeil & Reedy, a men’s store established in 1956 in downtown Rutland, with this $50 gift card tucked into your new camouflage wallet ($65), crafted in the U.S.A. from baseball glove leather. The wallet is specially curved to fit comfortably in your front pocket.

Logos of Birdseye Diner, Mary's Cafe and The Big Apple Diner.

Item #20

Drive Around Diner Days Gift Certificates
Value: $110/ Donated by Big Apple Diner, Rehlen Family, and Maureen McCormack

Explore historic U.S. Route 4 from Whitehall (Big Apple Diner, $25), to Castleton (Birdseye Diner, $60), to West Rutland (Mary’s Café, $25) and cash in these gift certificates along the way. Or plan separate day trips to enjoy each of these diner favorites as you tour places of interest in the town.

Best Moon and Castleton Pizza Place logos.

Item #21

Don’t- Feel-Like-Cooking Gift Certificates
Value: $105/ Donated by Pat & Kathy Feeley and the Rehlen Family

Order a take-out meal for those nights you just don’t want to cook. Pamper yourself with comfort food. Call ahead to order from Best Moon/Tinmouth Road House ($75) or from Castleton Pizza Place ($30). 

Logos for Carl Durfee's Store and Sensible Shoe.

Item #22

Sensible Shoe $50 Gift Card and Carl Durfee’s Store $50 Gift Card
Value: $100/ Donated by Pat & Don Hemenway and Carl Durfee’s Store

When it’s time to shop for quality, practical clothing and shoes, Sensible Shoe in Rutland and Carl Durfee’s Store in Fair Haven are family-owned stores that have been local staples for generations. Both stores offer high-quality products that appeal for style, comfort, and value.

Vermont Country Store in Weston.

Item #23

Vermont Country Store $100 Gift Card
Value: $100/ Donated by Beth Carmody and Matt Heering

What could be more fun than shopping at the Vermont Country Store. Modeling it on country stores of old,  the Orton Family opened this quaint store in 1946 in Weston. Now expanded to emporium scale, their stores are located in Weston, Rockingham and online.

Logos of S.E. Smith, Inc, TJ Max, Petco, and Applebee's.

Item #24

A Dog’s Day Shopping Gift Certificates
Value: $100/ Donated by James Ritchie, Mary Lou Willits, S.E. Smith & Applebee’s

Why not take your dog shopping in Rutland? Pooch is sure to find something at Petco ($30), S.E. Smith ($25), and TJMaxx ($20). Then go out to lunch at the dog-friendly Applebee’s patio ($25). Good dog!

Staples and 99 Restaurant logos.

Item #25

Shop and Eat in One Trip Gift Certificates
Value: $100/ Donated by Staples and 99 Restaurant

The next time you need to stock up on office supplies at Staples in Rutland ($50), why not plan a lunch break at 99 Restaurant ($50), adjacently located in the Green Mountain Shopping Plaza.

Logo for Toad's Burger Bar and the storefront of Laureate Fine Books.

Item #26

Downtown Poultney Gift Certificates
Value: $100/ Donated by Laureate Fine Books and Chris Hoyt

Carve some time in your schedule to browse Laureate Fine Books in Poultney. Choose among used, antiquarian and rare books with this $50 gift certificate. Then enjoy dinner at Toad’s Burgers ($50) where you can relax with a draft beer or glass of wine in a friendly pub atmosphere.

Logos of Mandy Springs Nursery, Price Chopper and Slate Town Brewing Company.

Item #27

Granville Gift Certificates
Value: $100/ Donated by Slate Town, Mandy Springs Nursery, and Price Chopper

Head to Granville when you win this selection of gift certificates. Choose a special plant at Mandy Springs Nursery ($25), pick up some groceries at Price Chopper ($25), and then enjoy a drink and something to eat at Slate Town Brewing Company located on Main Street. Slate Town is a New York State Farm Brewery dedicated to brewing small-batch beer using local, seasonal ingredients. 

A fairy gazebo and arch, garden décor and gardening tools.

Item #28

Fairy Garden Collection
Value: $100/ Donated by Phil & Mary Biondi

Create a fairy garden with this charming collection from Biondi’s Florists and Greenhouses in Middlesex, New Jersey. It includes a fairy gazebo and arch, garden décor and right-sized gardening tools to work the soil. Your garden will be the gathering place for all the elves and leprechauns in the neighborhood!

Welcome sign, wind chime, inspirational plaques, candles, and a laundry sign.

Item #29

For Your Home Collection
Value: $100/ Donated by Phil & Mary Biondi

Make your home a welcoming place with this décor collection. Set the mood at your door with a welcome sign and a wind chime, and find places indoors for inspirational plaques, candles, and even a laundry sign.

Ace Hardware logo.

Item #30

Gilmore Home Center $100 Ace Hardware Gift Card
Value: $100/ Donated by Gilmore Home Center and Pat & Don Hemenway

Shop Gilmore Home Center in Bomoseen or any of Ace Hardware’s 5,000 stores nationwide with this gift card. Ace stores offer a wide variety of paint, lawn and garden products, tools, and virtually anything you’ll ever need to fix, repair and maintain your home.

LaValley Building Supply logo.

Item #31

LaValley Building Supply Gift Cards
Value: $100 / Donated by LaValley Building Supply

These two $50 gift cards may be used at any of the 12 LaValley Building Supply and Middleton Building Supply stores, located in Rutland and Ludlow and throughout New Hampshire. Now’s the time to start planning your summer building projects!

A desktop pc, monitor and keyboard.

Item #32

Two hours PC Consulting
Value: $100/ Donated by Kevin Eaton

Frustrated by a slow computer? Here’s your chance to have Middletown Springs computer expert Kevin Eaton assist you. His two-hour consultation includes updates, tune-up, clean-up and brief tutoring.

Sara Grimm and horse.

Item #33

Natural Horse Lesson
Value: $100/ Donated by Sarah Grimm

Children and adults can learn how to connect and communicate with horses on the ground or in the saddle. Sarah Grimm is a Horse Specialist and Licensed Parelli Professional ™ 2 Star Instructor, located in the mountains of Middletown Springs and traveling the world of horses.

Assorted body care products.

Item #34

Paraffin Foot Soak, Reflexology Treatment, and Body Care Products
Value: $100/ Donated by Holly Cronin, Holly Hill Haven, Middletown Springs

Holly Cronin of Holly Hill Haven in Middletown Springs offers a soothing paraffin foot soak and reflexology treatment along with a selection of body care products. You’ll swoon over rosaragosa herbal mist, lavender mist, lavender bath and body oil, and eucalyptus foot cream!

Blush Salon logo.

Item #35

Blush Salon & Beauty Lounge $100 Gift Certificate
Value: $100/ Donated by Blush Salon & Beauty Lounge, Rutland

Blush Salon & Beauty Lounge in Rutland brings out your best features. They offer a wide variety of services—hair, makeup, nails, wedding prep—all completed at one location in a pampering, relaxed atmosphere.

Grand Union logo, Orca tumbler and Black & Decker juicer.

Item #36

Healthy Juice Lover’s Basket
Value: $100/ Donated by Pat & Don Hemenway, Grand Union, and David Wright

Make your own fresh juices with a Black & Decker juicer ($45). This quiet juice extractor quickly turns fresh fruits and vegetables into delicious, pulp-free juice. Choose your fruits and veggies at Grand Union with a $25 gift certificate. Sip and store your healthy concoction in a decorative 27 ounce insulated Orca tumbler ($30).

Logos for Toad's Burger Bar and Stewart's Shops.

Item #37

Toad’s Burger Bar and Stewart’s Shops Gift Certificate
Value: $100/ Donated by Chris Hoyt and Aileen & Peter Stevenson

Cash in a $50 gift certificate to Toad’s Burger Bar on Main Street in Poultney. Choose from an array of burgers, sides, desserts and beer and wine selections. Stay awhile for pool or shuffleboard, and then head to the nearby Stewart’s Shop with a $50 gift certificate for gas, ice cream, or whatever you need from this handy convenience store.