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Making a healing connection
RUMFORD- The Healing Connection Cooperative and the Divine and Free Spiritualist Center will be hosting two events in March to provide community members with a holistic approach to their well being.
On March 12, there will be a gathering of the Divine Free Spiritualist Center at the Gregory Inn in Mexico.
The cost to join this group for the evening is $5 for non-members and $4 for members. If you're interested in joining this group, the cost is $30 for a year membership.
On March 19, The Healing Connection Cooperative will host their second holistic wellness fair at the Rumford American Legion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free to the public.
“We are maxed at 14 vendors,” noted Annette Marin, co-organizer of the event. “The last one we held, over 150 people came through the doors. It was amazing.”
There will be fresh food, baked goods, tarot and angel card readers, demonstrations of reflexology, healing stones, psychic readings and much more.
Door prizes of memberships and information about the individual vendors will also be on hand.
While the cost at the door is free, each individual vendor retains permission to charge for the product at their tables.
The cooperative is raising money to help them incorporate and provide service to a larger customer base. Early this summer they hope to move into the former Agway building in Mexico.
“We have the right people in the right places to make this happen,” stated Marin. “We'll finally be able to have our year-round business. We even hope to get a green house or two set up outside the building. It really is pretty exciting.”
While the building is larger than what they need for store space, the cooperative is toying with the idea of creating a community space there, as well. Possibly renting space out for meetings, functions, etc.
“We really want people to know we're moving forward,” noted Marin. “We want people to understand the concept of what a cooperative is and eventually support it.”
For more information on The Healing Connection Cooperative, visit www.localharvest.org/farms.