Westport has a long, close relationship with Vermont. It’s a beautiful state, with a laid-back vibe so different from the rat race we’re used to here.
Vermont is a popular winter destination for Westporters. So many folks have 2nd homes there, it’s easy to think that every skier at Killington, Okemo, Stratton etc. are flatlanders like us.
Plenty of Vermonters ski too, though. The mountains are their backyard. Though it sounds strange, among the many things Vermont needs in the wake of Hurricane Irene are skis and ski equipment.
A Westport woman with friends up north says a number of Vermont children are devastated at the loss of skis, boots and gear. They’re expensive to begin with — and with everything else going on up there now, almost impossible to replace.
Her family is collecting skis and ski equipment, to make this winter a bit better for Vermont kids. Donations can be dropped off at 29 Otter Trail (off Imperial Avenue). The family will transport them to Vermont.
Sending skis to Vermont sounds like sending coals to Newcastle. But right now– just like coal — skis, boots and poles can warm some hearts.
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