Zack's Place
Zack's Place Newsletter
December 2013


We hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We did at Zack's Place and we are so grateful for a wonderful Turkey Trot, an almost finished Capital Campaign, our generous community, our friends and families and the love that comes from all around us.

We have a lot of exciting events and happenings to read about and many wonderful photographs.


We have lot's of Turkey Trot T-shirts left over and they are for sale at $5.00 each. Please email us if you would like one. 


November in Review
In November mornings we made greeting cards, cleaned our gardens, delivered Pentangle posters, did beading with Stephanie and Milo, visited the Library, watched movies, went grocery shopping, made soup, prepared for the Turkey Trot and baked lot's of cookies.

Midday we made pottery at Purple Crayon, did crafts at Billings Farm, made Turkey's with Lolli, went swimming with community classroom, did global campus at Purple Crayon, gave out free soup, worked out with Angel and Community Classroom, swam at the Aquatic Center, did journaling with Caryn Golden, made squash soup with Chef Judy Hestness, toured the Lebanon Pet Store, baked cookies at Maplewood Farm with Josh Clark, did band with Mark Van Gulden.

In the afternoons we did girl talk and knitting with Renee, boys time with Papa, yoga with Anne and Tita, worked out with Bari, art with Fiona, practice for our upcoming musical, went to the Movies, sang with Kerry and made center pieces with WES Student council. 
We read books with TJ, Anthea, Tom, Phil and Ron.

December calendar



~ December 2013 ~







10:30 Greeting Cards w/ Kitty


1:00   Making Holiday
          ornaments w/ Fiona


3:15   Play Practice WES




10:00  Making cards


1:00  Billings Farm w/



3:15  Work out with Bari


10:30  Deliver Pentangle



1:00   Dancing with Tiffany


3:15   Yoga


4:15P-Reading with TJ



10:00  Cards w/ Shauna


1:00    Yoga with Angel


3:00    Art w/ Fiona Props

           for the Play


10:30  Professional Holiday

           Portraits w/

           Photographer Katie

           Barber - Dress for it!


12:00  Swimming @ UVAC


3:15    Play Practice WES



11:45  Selling ZP Greeting
            Cards @ Hanover

            Co Op,  THEN...


"Frozen" at Entertainment Cinemas in W Leb


3:15   Play Practice WES




10:15  Board Games w/



1:00   Billings Farm

          Christmas craft


3:15  Work out with Bari


4:15P Reading with Tom Wright


10:30  Deliver Pentangle



1:00   Band w/ Mark Van


3:00  Dance w/ Tiffany


3:15   Yoga



10:00  Cooking with Dail


1:00   Qui Gong w/ Angel


3:00   Art w/ Fiona Props

          for the Play


4:15P Reading with Ron


10:30  Library with Sarah


1:00    Dance w/ Tiffany


3:30   Performing Missing

          Mona at the Terraces

          in costume


10:00  Journaling with

           Caryn Golden


1:00   Art w/ Fiona Props

          for the Play

Leave ZP at 235P

3:15   Play Practice WUHS



10:00  Crafts with Martha


1:00  Movie at Billings

         Brooklyn Castle


3:15  Work out with Bari


4:15P Reading with Anthea


10:30  Deliver Pentangle



1:00   Band w/ Mark Van

Leave ZP at 235P

3:15  Play Practice & Dress

          Rehearsal - WUHS


10:00 Dance w/ Shauna


1:00   Getting Zen w/  Angel


Leave ZP at 235P

3:00 Play prep at WUHS


ZP Theater Guild presents:

The Case of the Missing Mona  5:30 pm @ WUHS


10:30  Library with Sarah


12:00  Swimming @ UVAC


3:00    Carriage Ride &

           Caroling w/ Kerry


10:00   Crafts with Kitty



Holiday Party!

Open House


Everyone is invited!





Happy Holidays




Happy Holidays


10:00 Crafts with Shauna


1:00  Greeting Cards with



3:00  Art with Fiona



4:15P Reading with Ron



10:30  Library with Sarah


1:00    Music Video with





10:00  Crafts with Kitty


1:00    Art w/ Fiona



3:00  Dance w/ Tiffany


10:00  Pot Holders w/ Martha


12:00  Greeting Card


1:00  White Christmas at

         Northern Stage -

         p/u in WRJ




In This Issue
December Calendar
Giving Tuesday and for the Holidays
Turkey Trot
Zack's Place Musical on December 19th at 5:30P
Dine Around Event at the Blue Horse Inn
Zack's Place awarded Grant form Ottauquechee Health Foundation
Concert to Benefit Zack's Place
Zack's Place Capital Campaign
If you are giving to non-profits this holiday season remember Zack's Place!
 If you are giving online today remember Zack's Place!  Your donations make a huge difference in lives of over 50 people with special needs. For more information about what we do or to donate online go to
Zack's Place Turkey Trot a huge success!

Thank you to everyone that was a part of the Turkey Trot including our 87 Sponsors, over 50 volunteers, to all of those that baked and got goodies for the event, for all of those that contributed to the event including prizes and medals, coffee and hot chocolate, advertising, photographing and even making a video. A lot of you were return trotters, some of you registered more than 18 family members, some of you tried it for the first time.

Your participation raised over $47,000.00. This is 1/4 of our annual budget at Zack's Place. We know Thanksgiving morning you had a choices. You could stay in and be warm or come down and participate and you did! Thank you to all of you. Please enjoy the photographs and you can go to for the times of the runners.



"Missing Mona" The upcoming Zack's Place Musical on Thursday December 19th at 5:30P at Woodstock Union High School!

 This comedy, suspense musical was written, produced, practiced, propped, sung and will be performed by the Zack's Place Players and lot's of cameo performers.
They will have you on the edge of your seat as you help solve the crime of the mysterious missing Mona Lisa painting. The Pink Panther and Inspector Zackzoe will fill you with laughter until you cry. You will sing at the top of your lungs and leave wanting more. It is a must see!

"This play is truly one of a kind" 
Theater Know-it-all Daily
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 Upcoming Dine Around Event is Still Available!

Wine Tasting Christmas Party waiter_wine_glasses.jpg

at the Blue Horse Inn

Farrell Distributers, purveyors of fine wines and beers, will present a tasting of over 20 wines from around the world, with an emphasis on old world wines vs new wines.    Chef Jason Merrill will pair these wines with an exciting
variety of hors d'oeurvres sure to delight your senses! 


Enjoy Christmas carols and gather around the piano to sing along, all at the beautiful Blue Horse Inn!


Fine Wine, Cocktails, & Champagne

Salmon & Caviar Checkerboard

Holliday Pt

Mushroom Tartlets

Artichoke Fritters

Cheese Puffs


Date & Time: Wednesday, December 18, 6pm

Host: The Blue Horse Inn

Address: 3 Church St, Woodstock

Price: $75 per person

Size: 32 guests

Attire: Holiday Dress



Zack's Place awarded Grant from Ottauquechee Health Foundation!

November 2013) Woodstock, Vermont - Zack's Place is pleased to announce it has received a grant from Ottauquechee Health Foundation.  Zack's Place will use these funds to support our Ski Program which is a collaboration between Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport (VASS), Woodstock Resort Foundation and Zack's Place.   Zack's Place will be participating in an adaptive ski program at Suicide 6 beginning January 2014.  Each week volunteers from VASS and Suicide 6 will teach participants from Zack's Place skiing and snowboarding.  Suicide 6 has also waived all costs of ski passes and rentals for this program. The Ottauqueechee Health Foundation will be allocating funds directly to Zack's Place in January of 2014.

Concert December 27th at WUHS to benefit Zack's Place!
Featuring Brian Frates, Troy Ramey, Jack Snyder and Tad Davis
The Zack's Place Capital Campaign to Purchase the Building.
 Zack's Place is now at $398,500 with donations and pledges with only $43,500 to go! To donate to our capital campaign Click here