GROTON–Two community events have raised more than $2,800 for GOSA.

On May 29, 2004, GOSA was the beneficiary of a GOSA Community Day held by the Puritan and Genesta Natural Food Store at 2 Holmes St., Mystic. Puritan and Genesta gave GOSA a percentage of most sales for the day.

In addition, GOSA members staffed a table at the store with membership forms, literature and displays, as well as scarfs for dogs and T-shirts for sale. The association realized $200 on sales and memberships and $125 from Puritan and Genesta. GOSA thanks Christine Breeding, owner, for her generous support of GOSA’s efforts to obtain and protect land for open space.

A grand sum of $2,505 was raised by a barn and yard sale held July 23-24 at the farm of Roberta Doughty, off Fishtown Road, Mystic. The sale raised $2,203, while the signing of 14 new members and the sale of t-shirts and books at the farm brought in $302. GOSA thanks Mrs. Doughty for her generous support.

The two events combined brought in $2,830.