Sharon Skill Swap seeks to build community

From left, Josh Mollov, Chip Mollov, 8, Christian Potter, all of Sharon, Vt., and Arhaea Lowe, 13, of South Royalton, Vt., take part in a pizza making class taught by Ryan Haac, of Sharon, during the first annual Sharon Skill Swap at Sharon Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. “We don’t know each other anymore,” said Jen Donahue, who runs Sharon’s Old Home Days and was part of the team of volunteers that organized the skill swap. “We’re just trying to bring the community together more than once a year.” (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

From left, Josh Mollov, Chip Mollov, 8, Christian Potter, all of Sharon, Vt., and Arhaea Lowe, 13, of South Royalton, Vt., take part in a pizza making class taught by Ryan Haac, of Sharon, during the first annual Sharon Skill Swap at Sharon Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. “We don’t know each other anymore,” said Jen Donahue, who runs Sharon’s Old Home Days and was part of the team of volunteers that organized the skill swap. “We’re just trying to bring the community together more than once a year.” (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Valley News / Report For America photographs — Alex Driehaus

From left, master composters Cat Buxton, of Sharon, Vt., Lisa Burg, of Granville, Vt., and Abby Foulk, of Tunbridge, Vt., turn over Sharon Elementary School’s compost pile during the Sharon Skill Swap in Sharon, Vt., on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. Community composting was one of 20 different classes and workshops offered by volunteers throughout the day. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

From left, master composters Cat Buxton, of Sharon, Vt., Lisa Burg, of Granville, Vt., and Abby Foulk, of Tunbridge, Vt., turn over Sharon Elementary School’s compost pile during the Sharon Skill Swap in Sharon, Vt., on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. Community composting was one of 20 different classes and workshops offered by volunteers throughout the day. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Jim Masland, center, of Thetford, Vt., talks to Jim Kearns, right, of Sharon, Vt., during the Sharon Skill Swap potluck at Sharon Elementary School in Sharon, Vt., on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. The event was organized in response to feedback from a series of town-wide meetings where residents said they wanted more opportunities to build community in town. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Jim Masland, center, of Thetford, Vt., talks to Jim Kearns, right, of Sharon, Vt., during the Sharon Skill Swap potluck at Sharon Elementary School in Sharon, Vt., on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. The event was organized in response to feedback from a series of town-wide meetings where residents said they wanted more opportunities to build community in town. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Alex Driehaus

Published: 02-12-2024 5:08 PM

From left, Josh Mollov, Chip Mollov, 8, Christian Potter, all of Sharon, and Arhaea Lowe, 13, of South Royalton, take part in a pizza making class taught by Ryan Haac, of Sharon, during the Sharon Skill Swap at Sharon Elementary School on Saturday. “We don’t know each other anymore,” said Jen Donahue, who was part of the team of that organized the event. “We’re just trying to bring the community together more than once a year.” 

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