Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Community Cider Press at Lydia Place

Lydia Place hosts its annual cider press to enjoy the bounty of the season along with Lydia Place staff, Board of Directors, volunteers, neighbors, and the community from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.

A special addition this year will be the official ribbon cutting of the organization’s second-story addition and ground floor remodel. This marks the completion of the organization’s Capital Campaign, Strengthening Families, Building Futures, a multi-year campaign to add capacity and expansion for programs and services, specifically to end child homelessness and break the cycle of poverty. There will be a pie bar, live music, pizza, games, tours, and representatives from the City of Bellingham and Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce. The event is free; however, space is limited. To rsvp, or to learn more, go to http://lydiaplace.org or call 360-371-7663.