Thanks for help in reopening, shop local
Dec 20, 2012 | 1660 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To the Editor:

As the spouse of a Wilmington business owner I would like to thank everyone who helped us during the flood and with our return to opening our store again in Wilmington. Many thanks goes to the organizers of Floodstock, the Rotary, VT Flood Relief, locals who dug in and got dirty for many weeks. I am sorry it took us this long to say thank you.

It is nice to be back in town and have noticed many more locals than in the past. People from Whitingham, Readsboro, Wilmington, and other surrounding towns- thank you.

I was still thinking of all of the money that I spend in the valley restaurants, ski shops, and markets. I listen to people say they don’t shop in Wilmington because everything is overpriced, they rip people off, etc. This could not be further from the truth. The stores in town offer many great products by local artisans, unique gifts, and all at a fair price. Would you rather spend $50 in gas to go to the mall before checking out all of the cool little stores in our town? It is time for people to reciprocate and give a little money back to the people who give a little money to them. We are your neighbors and your friends, and our children may even go to school together.

Come and check us out because we have good products, at fair prices, we say hello when you come in and goodbye when you leave, we don’t care if you buy something although we would like you to buy something. If you visit at least you know what the shops offer and then the next time you might come and buy something. Spread the wealth, shop small, and shop local, and help the town recover and become strong. Have a happy holiday.

Chris Donnelly

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