George Woodard, a master of rural humor, conducts a variety show at the Lamoille County Players to raise money to improve the theater’s antiquated lighting system. Woodard, a farmer-actor-musician-filmmaker, has keen instincts about Vermonters.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Hyde Park VFW Hall, with the help of more than 70 volunteers, families visit the Lamoille Family Center’s annual holiday project to shop for free gifts for their children. The project provides an opportunity to help hundreds of families have a merrier holiday.