Here's another fun thing to jump into this weekend while you're out leaf-peeping: Floodstock VT, Music Made to Save a Town. You probably remember that our neighboring town, Wilmington Vermont was devastated by Hurricane Irene which wiped out most of the downtown businesses. Store owners lost everything and employees lost their livlihoods.
Can you imagine having your life change course like that in a matter of a couple hours? Flood insurance was simply not available to these businesses so now the hard-working people who made Wilmington such a charming place to visit have to figure out what to do. Few have the money to rebuild their store let alone re-stock their inventory.
Enter the good people who have created Floodstock-VT 2011, this weekend's 2-day music festival hosting eight bands from three states. They will perform at multiple venues in the village of Wilmington, VT with 100% of the proceeds generated at every event to be distributed directly to businesses who can and want to re-open. Every person involved in bringing you Floodstock, and every venue, is volunteering and working without compensation. You can donate or buy tickets online. More info on concert schedule here. Hope to see you there!