BURLINGTON – THE VERMONT FROST HEAVES WILL BE THE FEATURED GUESTS AT CATHEDRAL SQUARE CORPORATION’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER HELD AT RUGGLES HOUSE, 262 SOUTH PROSPECT STREET, DECEMBER 6TH FROM 6 – 8 P.M. TOURS WILL BE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO THE EVENT, BEGINNING AT 5:30 P.M.
The event helps Cathedral Square raise funds to support their mission of providing affordable services and housing for seniors and people with disabilities. Players and staff from the Frost Heaves, Vermont’s American Basketball Association team, will be on hand to meet with guests, take pictures and sign autographs. “We are delighted to have the Frost Heaves as our guests”, says Public Relations and Outreach Coordinator Jennifer St. Peter, “This is a wonderful opportunity for people to learn more about them and more about the work Cathedral Square does in the community.” With refreshments catered by Valentine’s Kitchen, a silent auction, and a performance by the BurlingTones the evening is sure to filled with holiday cheer.
Ruggles House is a Victorian mansion located in the Hill Section of Burlington. Built in the 1800’s, the house was later expanded by a lumber baron and features ornate woodwork, intricately decorated fireplaces and antique furnishings. Prior to its renovation as a senior housing community, Ruggles House had been home to Horace Brookes, founder of the Vermont Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Dr. Carl Robinson, who began the Robinson Parkway development and served a term as Mayor of Burlington. In 1932 the house was purchased by the Ruggles Fund, established by the last wishes of Lucy Ruggles, and renovated to become a home for retired single female teachers. Cathedral Square Corporation took ownership of the property in 2001. The house was renovated to become a shared housing community for seniors age 55 and older. Today, 14 residents call Ruggles House home.
Cathedral Square Corporation (CSC) is a non-profit, state wide developer of affordable housing, a property manager specializing in resident service coordination, a licensed long term care provider, and a technical assistance resource. CSC was created in 1977 by the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. 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.