Public Safety Events:

Drug Take Back Day:

While doing your spring cleaning this year, please remember to clean out the medicine cabinet. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, abuse, and environmental hazards.

Date: April 27, 2024

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Shelburne Police Department

Solar Eclipse:

When is the 2024 eclipse?

The total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, 2024, at around 3:26:11 p.m. in Shelburne and will last for approximately 3 minutes.

Eye Safety for Total Solar Eclipses

Here are some important safety guidelines to follow during a total solar eclipse.

  • You can view the Sun through eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer during the partial eclipse phases before and after totality.
  • You can view the eclipse directly without proper eye protection only when the Moon completely obscures the Sun’s bright face – during the brief and spectacular period known as totality. (You’ll know it’s safe when you can no longer see any part of the Sun through eclipse glasses or a solar viewer.)
  • As soon as you see even a little bit of the bright Sun reappear after totality, immediately put your eclipse glasses back on or use a handheld solar viewer to look at the Sun.

For more information about the upcoming solar eclipse: – Eclipse

Easter Car Seat Check

Mark your calendar. We are sponsoring a Child Car Seat Safety Check on March 30th between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Red Cross Blood Drive:

Make a “paws-itive impact” and give the lifesaving gift of blood at the Shelburne community blood drive sponsored by St. Catherine of Siena Parish.

Get a $10 e-gift card to a pet supply merchant of choice when you come to give blood in March. Donors will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $3,000 gift card to use as a treat for themselves or a trusted companion. There will be five lucky winners nationally.

The drive will be held Tuesday, March 19, from noon-5 p.m. in the church parish hall, 72 Church St., Shelburne.

To give, call 800-733-2767 or visit

Penguin Plunge 2024:

Saturday, February 10th
Burlington Waterfront Park Boat Launch, 20 Lake Street, Burlington, VT

About the Campaign

Welcome to the 29th Annual Penguin Plunge!

This long-standing and fun Vermont tradition promotes awareness about the needs and accomplishments of people with intellectual disabilities and raises essential funds for Special Olympics Vermont.

The Penguin Plunge brings in 40% of our operating budget, and the success of this event will be critical. This past year, we’ve been able to host more in-person events and larger competitions, helping over 2,000 Vermont athletes stay active and healthy and allowing them to reconnect with our community. The 2024 Burlington Penguin Plunge will provide the funding necessary to continue our programs throughout the year.

Thank you for being so supportive – We look forward to plunging with you!

I’ve got 20 days left before my fellow @vtletr friends and I jump into the lake, and there’s still time to donate! @specialolympicsvermont has quickly become an organization near and dear to my heart!

I am so grateful for the opportunity to not only represent Shelburne Police at events but also connect with athletes. I’d appreciate it if you’d consider donating to the cause!! The link is below! ??

*Donations are non-refundable.

Red Cross Blood Drive:

Come give blood at our Shelburne community blood drive on January 23rd to automatically be entered to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas as our thank you for helping during the critical post-holiday time. We provide easy parking, a comfortable waiting area, and delicious homemade baked goods to enjoy after donating. Please sign up to donate today.

When: Tuesday, January 23rd, from 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall, 72 Church Street, Shelburne

To give, please visit and enter Shelburne to schedule an appointment or call 1-800-733-2767. Appointments are strongly recommended, as walk-ins cannot always be accommodated.

Help more patients. If you are an eligible type O, B – or A – donor, consider making a Power Red donation.

St. Catherine’s is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations. This blood drive is our way of giving neighbors an opportunity to help save lives. Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Thank you for helping meet this need. Don’t hesitate to contact Laureen with any questions at