Locals and Visitors Support Waterbury’s Route 100 Businesses
Local residents and visitors supported Waterbury’s Route 100 businesses this summer by participating in the Spend $100 on Route 100 shopping promotion. Each entrant completed a card with ten punches representing $100 in purchases. The cards were collected monthly and drawings were held in July, August and September.
Prizes were donated by fifteen participating businesses along Route 100 including Michael’s On The Hill, Jimmz Pizza, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Danforth Pewter, Evergreen Gardens of Vermont, Ben & Jerry’s, Cabot Farmer's Store, Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits, Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Sunflower Natural Foods, Pete’s Greens Farm Market, The Alchemist and Bridgeside Books. The grand prize package included an overnight stay donated by The Fairfield Inn.
The Spend $100 on Route 100 shopping promotion was created by Revitalizing Waterbury as a way to support Waterbury’s Route 100 businesses during a summer of road construction. The campaign encouraged folks to frequent business throughout the inconvenience of the construction project. 740 cards were turned in representing $74,000 in purchases. Participants came from throughout Vermont and New England and beyond including Maryland, Hawaii, and Pennsylvania.
Winners in July were Laura Nikolaides and Mary Ann Raymond. August’s winners were Pat Sherman and Joss Shapiro. September’s winners were Gianna Skales and Sarah Magdon. Each months’ prize package was valued between $100-$200. The grand prize winner is Julia Leach from Burlington, Vermont with a grand prize valued at $600.
Revitalizing Waterbury is Waterbury’s premier action-oriented community development organization. Since 1991, its mission is to preserve, promote and enhance the economic, historic and social vitality of Waterbury, Vermont. Revitalizing Waterbury strives to create and maintain a vibrant downtown that serves as a social and economic hub for all of Waterbury, and a warm and welcoming home away from home for visitors. For more information on Revitalizing Waterbury and its activities visit www.revitatlizingwaterbury.org or check out Revitalizing Waterbury’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/revitalizingwaterbury.