Governor Peter Shumlin is expected to proclaim September as independent country store month in Vermont at the Vermont Retail & Grocers Expo on September 10 at the Champlain Valley Exposition. The proclamation recognizes the many contributions country stores in Vermont make to their communities, often serving as the unoficial village center.
Governor Shumlin signed a similar proclamation last year at the Taftsville Store. For information on the expo on September 10, please the expo page
All country store owners are welcome to join Governor Shumlin at the signing (tentatively 11:30 on Sept 10)