“I am Vermont Strong,” says the front license plate on my old Jeep. It proclaims who I am — a native-born Vermonter — strong, resilient, willing to pitch in for my fellow citizens.
“Vermonters for Vermonters” is similar. Their first production will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Vermont State Fair grandstand. What better way to end fair week than by joining with several music groups. Gov. Peter Shumlin and other speakers to raise some awareness and money for helping fight the opium addictions in our midst. Vermont has lately gotten some lousy press regarding drug abuse. This is not who we are, or at least not who we want to be. We need to reach out to our neighbors in order to reclaim our neighborhoods and rebuild our families. This benefit concert is a good way to accomplish these aims and, at the same time, have some fun with our neighbors.
Proceeds will go to Project VISION, Vermont Recovery Network and Dismas House. Each of these three groups consists of “Vermonters for Vermonters” people who volunteer every day of the week to free Vermonters from the slavery and personal destruction of addiction.
So come on over to the grandstand on Sunday, Sept. 7, and have some fun. It may be the best 15 bucks (fair admission included) that you’ll spend this fall.
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