SAVE THE DATE
FLVRT ANNUAL MEETING
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
5:30pm – 8:00pm
MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX
87 Edward’s Rd: from the fork in Jeffersonville village head up route 108 towards Smugglers’ Notch Resort for 2.89 miles. Edwards Rd is on the left just past Brewster River Campground.
FREE Admission and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres. CASH Bar
RESERVE your place! contact us at friendsofLVRT2@gmail.com or call 888-0322.
Please join the Friends at this joyous, informative celebration of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
All are welcome.
We are happy to announce this year’s keynote speaker is Craig Della Penna. Craig, as an Inn owner, realtor and founder of the Northeast Greenway Solutions (NeGS) is a powerful advocate of Rail Trails. He has spoken far and wide to great acclaim about “…subjects of rail-to-trail conversions and their tie-in to the issues surrounding smart growth, land preservation, effects on nearby residential real estate values, and other similar subjects.” Of particular interest to the Friends’ members and guests will be Craig’s experience marketing rail trails as economic engines for surrounding communities.
In addition to Mr. Della Penna we will welcome VAST to present an update on construction and maintenance of the LVRT; Don Balcom, VAST capital campaign manager with fundraising news; and Hilary DelRoss of Vermont’s Department of Tourism and Marketing. Of course we’ll also enjoy Martell’s famous and bountiful hors d’oeuvres. (a cash bar is available)
This year we will also recognize our outgoing board members, welcome incoming board members and recognize a great number of volunteers’ efforts.
Please mark your calendars and make your reservations early as space will be limited. Contact the Friends at: friendsofLVRT2@gmail.com or call 802-888-0322 with your name, the number of people in your party and contact information.
Thank you, Thistledown Inn, for supporting the FLVRT by accommodating Mr. Della Penna. www.thistledowninn.com