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Eye on Montpelier 8.28.14


By Ashley Witzenberger, executive director, Montpelier Alive-

The community is invited to celebrate Montpelier Alive’s 15th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 4:30 to 9 p.m., on State Street between Elm and Main. Live music will be provided by Project 3; there will be kids’ games and activities including face-painting, and for those of you who missed your favorite vendor at our July 3 Independence Day commemoration, many will be back to help us celebrate! Birchgrove Baking is making a delicious celebratory cake.

The grand finale will be a full fireworks show at 8:45 p.m. Thanks to National Life Group, Vermont Tire, Bob’s Sunoco, Green Mountain Sound and Entertainment and A & L Auto for sponsoring this part of our celebration.

Montpelier Alive is grateful for 15 years of community and business support and we look forward to many more years of serving this great city.

Please mark your calendars for the following public meetings on Montpelier’s branding.

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 6-7 p.m., is the date for the public input program, at the senior center on Barre Street. Arnett Muldrow & Associates will facilitate the session, gathering information from community members. On Thursday, Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m., in the council chambers in City Hall, Arnett Muldrow & Associates will facilitate the final branding presentation. All are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. For those unable to attend, ORCA Media will live-stream the events.

Please support the Montpelier Food Pantry. They are in need of many items. Donations of food may be dropped off at the back of Trinity Church, 137 Main Street If we all contribute we can make a big difference in our community!

This week, Montpelier Alive would like to recognize VSECU and Capitol Grounds for their continued support as members, and Randy Durett as a stellar volunteer!

As always, visit MontpelierAlive.org and Montpelier Alive on Facebook for more details about our activities