With the Montpelier Chamber of Commerce coming together for their monthly meeting last Friday, there was no shortage of news to be spread amongst its board members.
Chamber President Jeanette Hull announced that she was taking resumes in a search to fill the void that will soon be left by the retirement of Executive Director Terry Buntain. Hull has selected a few people to study the resumes in the hope that Buntain’s replacement will be found amongst them.
Kellie Gray updated the Chamber on the progress of the Holiday City Wine and Art Festival. There are currently twenty-five vendors and nine wineries confirmed to participate at the event, which takes place on November 1. Tickets to the festival cost $20, and those who wish to inquire further should call 419-485-5555.
The Chamber also announced that Trick or Treat for Montpelier will be held on October 25. There will also be a Halloween Movie shown at the Montpelier Library from 10:00-11:30 A.M. for kids twelve years old or younger, and kids are encouraged to arrive in costume. Said movie will be sponsored by the Montpelier Parks and Recreation Department and the Library itself. Trick or Treating itself will take place following a Halloween Parade, which will begin at 5:15 P.M. and end at 6:00.
Looking ahead, the Chamber passed around a flier regarding the town’s yearly Christmas Parade. Labeled the Olde Tyme Holiday Gathering, the event will occur on November 22 at 6:00 P.M. Prior to the parade, local churches and organizations will provide food and drink on Empire Street, starting at 4:00P.M. Santa Clause, the centerpiece of the parade every year, will meet the children of Montpelier on Empire Street following the parade.
Thanks to a nomination by Buntain, President Hull will be receiving an award for her work in the Chamber. The award will be given to Hull in the Hard Rock Cafe in Cleveland on October 29.