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May 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm$60
RUTLAND–Rutland Dismas House will be celebrating its 28th anniversary dinner and auction on Sunday, May 2o, at the Holiday Inn in Rutland.
The keynote speaker this year is William Cope Moyers, author of “Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption,” son of journalist and past White House Press Secretary Bill Moyers. William Moyers has been in recovery since 1994 and has devoted his life to working with others who struggle with addiction and their families. Since 1996 he has served as vice-president of public affairs and community relations at Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation based in Minnesota.
Dismas will present the 2018 Father Jack Hickey OP Award to Judge Frank McCaffrey, leader of the Thresholds Decisions Program beginning in 1974 which led to opening and supporting the four Vermont Dismas Houses over the past 31 years. He has been a member of the Rutland Dismas House Council and statewide Dismas Boards since their beginning. After retiring from a 24-year career as a Vermont State Court judge in 2004, he began presiding over the Rutland County Treatment Court where he sees hope for those who seek recovery and want to reconcile with their family and the community.
Receiving the Mary O Award this year is Steve Zwicky and the Rutland County Treatment Court Team for their compassionate work with and support for the men and women who are fighting their disease of addiction.
The Loving Spoonful Award goes to Marty Barclay who faithfully, for more than 10 years, went weekly grocery shopping for the Rutland Dismas House, doing her magic to save money and work within the Dismas budget to feed the 11 adult residents of the Dismas House.
Rutland Dismas House offers transitional housing to men and women coming out of prison. Its mission is to “Reconcile prisoners with society and society with prisoners.”
For tickets or information call at 802-775-5539.
You can also order tickets on line at: dismasofvt.org/rutland.