I recently had the privilege if attending the Montpelier Bean Days Festival as a vendor. I would like to take this opportunity to thank some of the folks who helped me with the project.
I have to start with Jeanette Hull, or should I say, where do I start? Jeanette is truly an amazing person. From the day I came into contact with her, I have noted her tireless efforts. Jeanette worked with me to secure a place for my cart, store my product, and even offered lodging options. While in Montpelier, I observed Jeanette being pulled in many different directions as things came together. She calmly handled every question, problem, or concern with professionalism. Montpelier, you are so very lucky to have a person like Jeanette volunteering to better your community!
I would also like to thank the Eagles Aerie for their assistance. As my commissary is located about 80 miles from Montpelier, I needed a temporary place for cold storage of my product and dish washing facilities. Jeanette worked with staff member Theresa Maybee and President Dave Rediger of the Aerie to make it happen. As an Eagle member, I can proudly appreciate the fellowship, camaraderie, and spirit of helpfulness exhibited by the President, his staff, and his membership.
Finally, I would like to thank the fine people of Montpelier and Williams County for your support. As a relatively new vendor, I had reservations about venturing away from my home turf. Some cities and villages are not vendor friendly. I found everyone I encountered to be cheerful, friendly, and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Montpelier and I was made to feel very welcome. I look forward to returning to your wonderful village in the future!
Respectfully, C.G. “Al” Alvord
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