Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Thanks to Neat Repeats

On behalf of the Vergennes Partnership, I’d like to give a public shout out of thanks to Neat Repeats. Their recent grant given to the Partnership included the purchase of four fire pits to share with the city’s Parks & Recreation Department.

The fire pits made their debut last Sunday late afternoon as the Partnership staged a community sing along at City Park. As the snow fell in gentle fashion the night before, the park looked like a picture right out of Currier & Ives.

Community members came to sing Christmas carols, roast marshmallows, drink hot chocolate and stayed toasty by the warmth of the fires. When Santa Claus made an impromptu appearance, there were squeals of joy from the children — and a few grown-ups too.

As the Pavilion project gets further along near the Vergennes Union Elementary School, the fire pits will make their way to the skating rink for further use. Sturdy and easy to handle, the pits will serve the community well for years to come.

The Partnership extends congratulations to Neat Repeats on your success over the past 30+ years. It’s a testament to the dedication of many volunteers whose hearts are filled with love for Addison County. Happy Holidays to all!

Julie Nelson Basol

Vergennes Partnership

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