Town celebrates Shelburne Day

Saturday, Aug. 18

9 am-3 pm

Shelburne Day is the much-anticipated annual celebration of our community and its local businesses. This year marks the eighth year of the event put on by the Shelburne Business and Professional Association (SBPA).

According to Tod Whitaker, president of the SBPA, the event was designed to gather businesses and organizations in Shelburne together for a festive day. “Shelburne Day is a chance for lots of Shelburne businesses, especially those that don’t have a store front or visible presence on the local scene, to come out and tell their neighbors who they are and what they do,” said Whitaker. “There is usually a good mix of health practitioners, insurance and finance professionals, and other folks.”

The event corresponds with the Saturday Farmers Market, which also is organized by the SBPA and will run from 9 am until 3 pm rain or shine. All Farmers Market participants will be present selling local food, crafts, and more.

Shelburne Day is very family-friendly. There are plenty of activities for children, including a Shelburne Farms’ petting zoo, face painting, and more. The Charlotte/Shelburne Rotary Club will be cooking hamburgers, hot dogs, and corn on the cob. Proceeds from sales will go to support Hands to Honduras-Tela. The Shelburne Police will be doing finger printing for the children and Shelburne’s Fire and Rescue departments will be introducing everyone to fire safety equipment such as helmets, breathing packs, and fire trucks. Shelburne Rescue will also be there to demystify the ambulance.

There will be sidewalk sale bargains throughout the center of the Village and SCHIP’s Treasure Resale Shop across the street will have a tent sale.

And don’t forget to stop by the Wind Ridge Publishing booth. We will have local authors’ books for sale, including Laurie Caswell Burke’s “Skinny Dipping with Loons,” “Brewing Change, Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters” by Rick Peyser and Bill Mares, “Exotic Tales: A Veterinarian’s Journey” by Steven Metz, and “I Was Thinking…Travels in the World of Ideas” by Peter Gilbert just to name a few.

Shelburne News will also hold a puppy naming contest! Stop by and meet publisher Holly Johnson’s new English Bull Dog puppy and suggest a name. The individual who submits the winning name will receive a gift basket.

Shelburne Day is fun for the family and it continues to be a great place to showcase the many local businesses in our community. So come one, come all: friends, neighbors, families, elders, and children. Join the town’s end-of-summer festivities and annual celebration of its hard-working, fun-loving, talented, and creative community.

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