Congratulations to the visionaries in the Lakeside neighborhood in Burlington’s South End. They declared an igloo building contest about a week ago, with the judging set for yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. The weather, especially Saturday, was ideal… tons of snow and warm temps… perfect!
A group of neighbors recently formed to look at global climate change decided to hold the contest (“before it’s too late!”). One of their members, Joan Shannon, put Front Porch Forum to good use, spreading the word of the event to the neighborhood with a few keystrokes. Lake Champlain Chocolates supplied prizes! WCAX showed up to interview some of the kids and shoot the igloos:
Thanks to Nik (proud father) on Conger Avenue for a better quality version of this video. Enjoy!
Posted in: Burlington, Community Building, Front Porch Forum, Stories, Vermont
Ghost of Midnight is an online journal about fostering community within neighborhoods, with a special focus on Front Porch Forum (FPF). My wife, Valerie, and I founded FPF in 2006... read more
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