In Friday, September 14, 2007, from 6 – 10:00 p.m., Cathedral Square Corporation (CSC) will be celebrating its 30th year anniversary. The event will be held on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain at the ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. Special guests include Governor James Douglas, Senator Bernie Sanders, Congressman Peter Welch, Mayor Bob Kiss, Lt. Governor Brian Dubie, the Very Reverend Kenneth Poppe and the Right Reverend Thomas C. Ely. Congressman Peter Welch will be presenting House Resolution 408 recognizing and honoring CSC’s 30 years of advocacy for seniors and persons with special needs. The Congressman introduced the proclamation in the House of Representatives, passing the House on July 16, 2007. CSC’s past and present executive directors will also be recognized.
Nancy Eldridge, Executive Director said, “This event is a celebration for our 1,054 residents. The Cathedral Church of St. Paul created CSC for the purpose of “creating a community” at Three Cathedral. Thirty years later, over 40 communities have been created thanks to our founders.”
The event will feature a time capsule that will be opened at CSC’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2027. Residents and attendees at the celebration will vote on which Cathedral Square property the key to the time capsule will be buried. The event will also feature a replica of Cathedral Square Senior Living made by Carl Carleton, a resident of Falcon Manor in Williston, Vermont. Carl and his wife Nancy are celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary this month and Carl enjoys spending time in the woodworking shop at Falcon Manor. Carl said, “I’ve put my heart and soul into making this replica, I wanted something special to do for this important event.”
Other celebration events include a silent auction, photo exhibit of all CSC properties and projects around the state, resident arts and crafts display, ticket raffle for South Burlington Community Housing, special tributes, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and music provided by Top Hat Entertainment. The event is sponsored in part by Eric Farrell, F&M Development Company, LLC, Jeanne Morrissey – J.A. Morrissey, Inc., Hackett Valine and MacDonald, Inc. and MEMIC Indemnity Company. This event is free and open to the general public.
Cathedral Square Corporation is an award-winning developer, owner and manager of affordable housing for older Vermonters and individuals with disabilities. CSC is proud to be an American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) Quality First participant and an equal opportunity employer and housing provider.