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THE FREEDOM FUND
P. O. Box 3337
Burlington, VT 05402

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 17, 2005

Editors Please Note: Thank You for your consideration of this announcement
and your continued support of Vermont’s military personnel as they strive
to keep us all protected during these tumultuous times.  Beth Friese

THE FREEDOM FUND
proudly presents a
SILENT AUCTION & DINNER
to support our deployed Troops

WHO: THE FREEDOM FUND – “Care Packages" for Vermont & US Troops
Since April 2003, THE FREEDOM FUND, a Burlington, Vermont based 501c3
non-profit organization, has been sending "Care Packages" and Letters to
Vermont and US deployed soldiers.  Over 600 US troops have received our
"Care Packages" on an ongoing basis.

WHAT: Benefit SILENT AUCTION & DINNER

WHEN: Friday, Jan 28, 2005 --- 6:30 until 10:00pm

WHERE: Elks Club, 925 North Avenue, Burlington, Vermont

WHY: Support Vermont & US Soldiers by sending 1,000 more "Care Packages"
to recently deployed troops.

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS: Vintage "MASH 4077" six-pack unopened beer, Ski
Lodge and Inn accommodations, B&B overnights, Day Spa & local Hair Salons
certificates, theater tickets to "Joe Hill", GREAT gift certificates,
matted prints, quilt, gift baskets, CD Players, Greeting Cards (locally
designed), VT Teddy Bear, X-Country Ski Packages, Vermont Living Magazine
subscriptions, Outdoor Magazine display ad, Fishing Derby tickets, Golf
Lessons, plus SIGNED pro-sports memorabilia from the Boston Red Sox, New
York Yankees, Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Flyers.

BUSINESS DONORS: Athenas Day Spa, Dakin Farms, Gardner's Supply, Perry's
Restaurant, Rusty Skuffer, Topnotch at Stowe Resort, Vermont Teddy Bear,
WWF - Worldwide Wrestling Federation, Craftsbury Inn, Craftsbury B&B,
Brass Knocker B&B, Nordic Ski Center, Sweet Basil Design, Inn at Essex,
Circuit City, University Inn & Suites, Flynn Center, Gadue's Dry Cleaning,
Racquet's Edge, Libby's Blue Line Diner, The Soap Dish, Orbit Hair, Caren
Helm (Vermont artist), Neiman Marcus, Salon Capri, Video World, Cedar
Knoll, Outdoor Magazine, plus Boston Red Sox, New York Giants, Green Bay
Packers and Philadelphia Flyers.

COST: $25.00 per person  TICKETS: Please call (802) 864-3655 or 862-1342
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MEDIA CONTACT:
Beth Friese, 802.864.3655 or 802.864.5264
Email: [log in to unmask]
Website: http://www.thefreedomfund.org
Special Awards:
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