Gran-bee canceled

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In light of the unprecedented events surrounding the Coronovirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and the recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control that recommends cancellation or postponement of large public events, the Granby Education Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel the Annual Gran-bee Trivia Contest scheduled for April 24.

For the past 17 years, the “Bee” has been the most important fundraiser for GEF. Proceeds raised have supported its Community Grants Program, which has served as a vital funding lifeline to various town non-profits. Some of the most recent GEF grants include seed money for the GHMS marketing program, and for the OWLS program run by the Granby Youth Services Bureau.

GEF will continue to assess future fundraising opportunities later in the year. In the meantime, we deeply appreciate the early support of our local sponsors, such as the YMCA, Avon Plumbing, Fredo Landscaping and Lost Acres. As they have supported us, we will continue to support them and Granby during this challenging time as well as continue to nourish educational excellence in our community.

The GEF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and entirely staffed by volunteers. Working together, the GEF will continue to enrich our community with quality arts and education programming for Granby residents of all ages.