“Fire in the Sky” celebrates CCS

“Fire in the Sky” celebrates CCS

(Colchester, VT) VBSR member Champlain Community Services (CCS), a nonprofit offering supports to people with intellectual disabilities and autism, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. The feature event of a year-long celebration is “Fire in the Sky,” a fireworks/dinner/dance cruise on July 3rd aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen.

Guests will be treated to a view of Burlington’s Independence Day celebration fireworks spectacular from Lake Champlain, as well as a full buffet dinner with cash bar. Music provided by Burlington’s hottest D.J., Craig Mitchell.

CCS executive director Elizabeth Sightler hopes for a good turnout from VBSR members. “We’re small, but we’ve been around a long time and learned how to throw a good party,” she said. “We hope some friends we made at our January VBSR Get-Together will want to come aboard. And all proceeds directly support our program.”

Tickets are $75 and are available online through the event webpage at www.burlingtonfireworks.com.

For 50 years, CCS has provided essential supports to people with intellectual disabilities and autism, building a community where everyone participates and belongs. Proceeds go directly to CCS programs, with an emphasis on School2Work, a career development program for high school students with disabilities transition to jobs in the competitive economy.

Event sponsors to date include Vermont Systems, NorthCountry Federal Credit Union, Sheehey Furlong & Behm, P.C., Myers Container Service, August First Bakery & Café, Community Bank, N.A., MBF Bioscience, Kinney Pike Insurance, SymQuest, Kinney Drugs Foundation, Paul Frank + Collins, as well as cosponsor Northfield Savings Bank.

“There’s still time to sponsor,” Sightler said. “Right up to the event itself. It’s going to be a special night.”

For information on tickets or sponsorship, contact Mike Reilly, CCS development coordinator, at mreilly@ccs-vt.org or (802) 655-0511 x125.