Middletown Springs Historical Society 2022 Maple Festival Raffle

We are excited to announce that this year's Maple Festival Raffle includes over 30 items, each valued at $100 or more! Look at the amazing items on this page that have been donated by historical society members and friends, local businesses and artists, and regional stores. Raffle tickets are $25 each or 5 tickets for $100.

You can download and print raffle tickets here:

Maple Raffle Tickets 2022

BE SURE TO WRITE ON EACH TICKET THE ITEM NUMBER YOU WANT and mail your tickets with check (payable to Middletown Springs Historical Society) to Middletown Springs Historical Society, P.O. Box 1121, Middletown Springs, VT 05757.

RAFFLE TICKETS AND PAYMENT MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MARCH 19, 2022. Soon after we will draw the lucky tickets and notify winners to arrange for pickup or shipping.

If you have questions, please contact David Wright at 802-235-2376. Thank you very much for your support!

Item #1 - Vermont Treescape #7

Value: $450 | Donated by: Peter Huntoon, Artist

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"Vermont Treescape#7", original oil painting by Peter Huntoon. 8” x 10” Framed. Imagine this handsome framed painting, by nationally known local artist Peter Huntoon from his Treescape Series, in your home or as a special gift for a friend or family member.

Item #2 - 100 Gallons of Heating Oil

Value: $325 | Donated by: Johnson Energy

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Stay warm this winter with 100 gallons of heating oil. Johnson Energy is a complete service, repair, installation, and heating fuel company with a team of well-trained, quality-focused professionals. Their delivery area is from Wallingford to Pittsford and from Fair Haven to Killington. 

Item #3 - Framed Original 8 x 10 Oil Painting, Frozen Lace

Value: $200 | Donated by: Marilyn Parker, Artist

Framed Frozen Lace

Award-winning artist Marilyn Parker has a life-long passion for painting, primarily in oils. She lived in Middletown Springs for many years finding inspiration in the natural beauty around her. She is now retired to Florida and continues to paint with a new subject--tropical flora and fauna.

Item # 4 - Genealogy Research

Value: $200 | Donated by: Anne Pratt Slatin

Discover your ancestors with four hours of genealogy consultation by a trained and experienced genealogist and MSHS member, Anne Pratt Slatin, who holds professional genealogical research certificates from Boston University and Excelsior College. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Anne does not work on adoptions or missing persons. Work may be done by telephone, by mail or e-mail.

Item # 5 - Yankee Paint $150 Gift Certificate with Painting Supplies

Value: $175 | Donated by: Yankee Paint

This $150 gift certificate from Yankee Paint comes with a paint brush, roller and tray. Yankee Paint, in Rutland, is an authorized Benjamin Moore Retailer specializing in interior and exterior paint and stain supplies. Find inspiration and support for your paint and stain product choices and color selections. Whether you need interior or exterior, high-end or commercial-grade coatings, they are ready to serve you and answer all your questions.

Item # 6 - Holiday Décor

Value: $175 | Donated by: Williams Hardware

It's not too soon to be thinking about the Holidays in 2022. Decorate your lawn with a 7' LED Micro Cluster String Tree and a 38" LED Feeding Doe, donated by Williams Hardware in Poultney - the center for all your exuberant holiday decorating. These decorations are indoor/outdoor.

Item # 7 - Original 10" Diameter Stained-glass Lily

Value: $160 | Donated by: Jean Rogers, Artist

This colorful stained-glass artwork is the creation of Bennington artist Jean Rogers. Framed in lead came and comprised of 75 pieces of hand cut, ground and foiled glass, this piece could brighten any sunny window of your home.

Item # 8 - Best Moon Catering Gift

Value: $150 | Donated by: Kathy & Patrick Feeley

Let Cory Best cater your next dinner party or family event. Or get on her schedule for weekly dinner entrees, delivered locally. Enjoy this great value yourself or treat a friend.

Item # 9 - 90-minutes of Customized Positive Dog Training

Value: $150 | Donated by: Barbara Van Raden, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), 9 Labs Training & Consulting

This reward based, positive dog training will be customized to the needs of the raffle winner and their dog. Barbara is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and a knowledge-assessed Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) with 25 years of group class and one-on-one training and coaching experience. Training may be via Zoom, outdoors in person weather permitting, or a combination of both.

Item # 10 - Six Passes to Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Value: $150 | Donated by: Hildene

Guest Passes Include: Robert & Mary Lincoln's home; the Pullman platform and its "many Voices" exhibit; gardens and trails; the Museum Store; and observation hallway at the Goat Dairy. 

Item # 11 - Local Shop Around

Value: $150 | Donated by: Carl Durfee Store ($50), Mahar Maple ($50), Hermit Hill Books ($25), Larry & Lynne Gorman ($25 McNeil & Reedy Man's Leather Wallet)

Tuck these gift certificates to locally owned businesses into your tri-fold soft black leather man's wallet and go shopping! Find a warm sweater at Carl Durfee's, get a book from Hermit Hill Books, then relax by the woodstove with maple munchies from Mahar Maple.

Item #12 - Garden Goodies

Value: $135 / Donated by: Mandy Springs Nursery, Maureen McCormack, Mary & Phil Biondi

Think Spring! This assortment includes a $50 gift card from Mandy's Spring Nursery, matched with another $50 gift card from Middletown Springs garden enthusiast Maureen McCormack. Additional goodies, donated by the Biondi's, include a garden trowel, garden gloves, 1.5 pounds of Jack's Citrus Feed plant food, and 8 ouches of Jack's Orchid Special plant food.

Item #13 - Wood Fired Serving Bowl (11" diameter x 4" deep)

Value: $110 | Donated by: Rising Meadow Pottery

Enhance your dining table with this gorgeous serving bowl created by nationally known local potter Nicholas Seidner. As a scavenger for local glaze ingredients, he has crowned this piece with applied texture, alternating slate dots and slate yellow glaze.

Item #14 - Two $50 My Money Gift Cards for Stewart's Shops

Value: $100 | Donated by: Stewart's Shops

Stewart's gift cards can be used at any of their 350 convenience stores in Southern Vermont or New York State. Stewart's Shops are known for their branded ice cream, sandwiches, hard rolls, pastry, milk, coffee and other drinks. Many of their stores also sell gasoline.

Item #15 - Market Basket of Groceries

Value: $100 / $25 Tops Market Gift Card/ $25 Price Chopper Gift Card/ $50 Case of Vermont Sweetwater Maple Soda


Going grocery shopping? Use these gift cards from Price Chopper and Tops (soon to be Grand Union, which will honor Tops gift cards) at any of their locations in the Northeast. The 24-bottle case of Vermont Sweetwater maple soda will last for weeks. Serve it at your next party.

Item #16 - $100 Ace Hardware Gift Card & $20 Gilmore Gift Certificate for 20-lb. Gas Grill Propane Tank Refill

Value: $120 | Donated by: Gilmore Home Center

The Ace Hardware gift card may be used at any of Ace Hardware's 5,000 stores nationwide and includes Gilmore Home Center in Bomoseen where you can fill up your gas grill propane tank with this Gilmore gift certificate.

Item #17 - Two LaValley Building Supply $50 Gift Cards

Value: $100 | Donated by: LaValley Building Supply

These gift cards may be used at any of the 12 LaValley Building Supply and Middleton Building Supply stores, located in Rutland and Ludlow and throughout New Hampshire. Now's the time to start planning your building projects.

Item #18 - $100 Home Depot Gift Card

Value: $100 | Donated by: Home Depot

Home Depot, one of the largest home improvement retailers in the United States, supplies tools, construction products, and services. This gift card is good at any of its locations. Think of the possibilities.

Item #19 - Two hours PC Consulting and $50 Staples Gift Certificate

Value: $150 | Donated by: Kevin Eaton and Staples

Frustrated by a slow computer? Here's your chance to have Middletown Springs computer expert Kevin Eaton help you. His two-hour consultation includes updates, tune-up, cleanup and brief tutoring. We added a $50 Staples gift certificate just in case you need some office supplies.

Item #20 - Natural Horse Lessons

Value: $100 | Donated by: Sarah Grimm

Children and adults can learn how to connect and communicate with horses - on the ground or in the saddle. Sarah Grimm is a Horse Specialist and Licensed Parelli Professional™ 2 Star Instructor located in the mountains of Vermont and traveling the world of horses.

Item #21 - $100 Sissy's Gift Certificate

Value: $100 | Donated by: Donated by Pat & Don Hemenway

Chef-Owner Sissy Hicks sources as much local food as possible for her eclectic menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. It's all take-out now, but in warmer weather you can enjoy your meal on the front porch or outside in the garden.

Item #22 - Two $50 Brookside Pub Gift Certificates

Value: $100 | Donated by: Chris Hoyt

Located in Hampton, NY, just over the border from Poultney, Brookside Pub is a local restaurant featuring farm to table fare. Enjoy elevated home cooking and locally sourced food in a casual dining atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner, they offer traditional pub food, family style meals to share, and many vegan and vegetarian options.

Item #23 - Local Dine Around Gift Certificates

Value: $100 | Donated by: Mary's Cafe ($30) and Birdseye Diner Meal for Two ($70)


These two local restaurants are each one of kind. Mary's Cafe in West Rutland is a popular place for breakfast, brunch or lunch. And if you love historic diners, Birdseye Diner in Castleton is your place! With Birdseye's gift certificate, you can choose breakfast, lunch or dinner for two.

Item #24 - Regional Dine Around Gift Certificates

Value: $100 | Donated by: 99 Restaurant ($50), Applebee's ($25), Panera Bread ($25)


Use these gift cards at any 99 Restaurant, Panera Bread, or Applebee's location, including Rutland. Grab a friend and go out to eat in an energetic and lively atmosphere, or order takeout to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Item #25 - Vermont Specialty Food Gift Basket

Value: $100 | Donated by: Larry & Lynne Gorman and McNeil & Reedy Men's Store

Now here's a gift basket you might want to save for yourself! These specialty foods are from all over Vermont: roasted coffee, bourbon barrel aged maple syrup and hot sauce, raw honey, organic maple candy, chocolates and caramels. What's not to love?

Item #26 - Vermont Sweet Products Basket

Value: $100 | Donated by: Maureen LaBate (all things honey) and Alfred Haley (maple syrup)


You'll love this basket full of fun and useful honey and beeswax items: a honey bear, two large pinecone candles, two small pinecone candles, a pair of tapers, four votives, six honey sticks, two lip balms, and two lotion tubes all in a beautiful leather basket. In addition, you get a half gallon of pure Vermont Maple Syrup harvested in Middletown Springs.

Item # 27 - Canvas Bag of Vermont Products

Value: $100 | Donated by: Lois Dansereau, Alfred Haley, Cabot Cheese, Vermont Canvas

Vermont Canvas donated a durable 16" x 11" canvas tote bag with the quintessential covered bridge imprinted in green. We filled it with local Vermont products. Included are hand-knitted mittens by Lois Dansereau, a half-gallon of pure Vermont maple syrup from local sugar-maker Alfred Haley, and a $25 gift certificate from Cabot Cheese.

Item #28 - For the Birds Assortment #1

Value: $100 | Donated by: May & Phil Biondi and S.E. Smith

All your feathered friends will love you for this! The assortment includes a bird feeder for bird seed, a coconut bird house, a wren house, a pair of garden gloves, and a garden trowel. We added a $25 gift certificate and a bag of bird seed from S.E. Smith, Rutland, the feed store and more.

Item #29 - For the Birds Assortment #2

Value: $100 | Donated by: May & Phil Biondi

This assortment includes TWO bird feeders-one for peanuts and the other made from durable poly lumber. It also includes a straw bird house, a wren house, garden sign, ant moat for hummingbird feeder, bag of bird seed, and a garden trowel. Keep this assortment for yourself or share it with a fellow bird lover.

Item #30 - Two $50 L.L. Bean Gift Cards

Value: $100 | Donated by: Alice Marsh

The gift cards can be used at any of their stores or for on-line shopping. L.L. Bean believes the more time you spend outside together, the better. That's why they design products that make it easier to take longer walks, have deeper talks and never worry about the weather. Sounds good!

Item #31 - $100 Quest Frames Gift Certificate

Value: $100 | Donated by: Quest Frames

Have something you've always intended to frame? Now's your chance! This locally owned Rutland frame shop offers custom framing and dry mounting, as well as archival and preservation matting and framing.

Item # 32 - $100 Gold Trout Gift Card

Value: $100 | Donated by: Beth Carmody & Matt Heering

This gift card will give you hours of happy shopping! Visit Gold Trout's online store at https://goldtrout.com to choose from hundreds of items including accessories, apparel, apothecary and wellness, baby and kids, stationery, gifts and items for the home. You'll find the natural, beautiful, educational, thoughtful, handmade, inspirational, and sustainable in Gold Trout's treasure trove.

Item # 33 - Car Care

Value: $100 | Donated by: Riverside Motors, Bud and Ann Krouse, and the Middletown Springs Historical Society

Give your car some love! Start with an oil change, filter and lube ($50 value) at Riverside Motors in Poultney. Then head to Poultney Auto Supply ($25 gift certificate) and Walmart ($25 gift card) to purchase accessories.

Item # 34 - Killington Resort Spring 2022 Ski Package

Value: $235 | Donated by: George Gonda and the Middletown Springs Historical Society

There is still time to hit the slopes at Killington this spring! The package includes a lift ticket and equipment rental, good any single day for the remainder of the 2022 season with no blackout dates. Treat yourself or gift a friend!

Item # 35 - $150 Ace Hardware Gift Card

Value: $150 | Donated by: Rutland Noble Ace Hardware

Shop at Noble Ace Hardware in Rutland or at any of Ace Hardware's 5,000 stores nationwide with this gift card. Explore a wide range of quality products to fix, repair and maintain your home.

Item # 36 - Vermont Country Store $125 Gift Basket and $25 Gift Card

Value: $150 | Donated by: Vermont Country Store

What could be more fun than this basket plus a gift card for shopping! The donation has been made at the direction of Vermont Country Store's employee-led Community Council.