Projects

Lights ON in Lyndon! Don’t miss it!

Activities include:

Live music in Bandstand Park by Shebangs!

Lantern and Light display in Bandstand Park

Vermont Foodie Wagon serving up tacos

Kingdom Kreperie with delish crepes.

Guess how many fish? at Lead & Tackle

Kids Winter Crafts at Cobleigh Library

Free small soda with your purchase at House of Pizza

Beauty product basket raffle at Pure Envy Salon

Gift Basket Raffle at Downtown Revivalist

Lights ON in Lyndon!

Thursday February 23, 2023, from 5-7:30pm

Come downtown for a mid-winter celebration of ice, lights, food & festivities.  Downtown businesses will be open late, offering activities, specials, and discounts! A lantern parade, live music, and free hot cocoa will be in Bandstand Park. Vermont Foodie Wagon and Kingdom Kreperie will be dishing up delicious local food. Bring the whole family to this fun winter evening event!

This event is made possible by Vermont Natural Resources Council Small Grants for Smart Growth Fund with support from Community National Bank, Passumpsic Bank, BurkeLyn Arts, Satellite Gallery, and Revamp the Ville.

Lyndon’s Covered Bridges

Lyndon is the “Covered Bridge Capital of the NEK” and the home to five historic covered bridges. With renewed Town commitment to these assets, planning for their continued presence is underway.

A small grant from Kingdom Trails Association helped paint Schoolhouse Bridge in June 2022 and installed interpretive signs at Sanborn and Schoolhouse. An Animating Infrastructure Grant through the Vermont Arts Council was awarded for a sculptural installation at Sanborn Bridge by October 2023.

The biggest news is the acquisition of Sanborn Bridge by the Town of Lyndon and the seeking of funds for its revitalization. The restoration of this Paddleford Truss bridge is a $1.5M project. Preservation Trust of Vermont has seeded the project by awarding Sanborn CB a 2022 Bruhn Revitalization Grant of $100,000. Additional grant funding has been awarded by Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, USDA Rural Development, Northern Borders Regional Commission, and The Freeman Foundation. The Town will continue to seek grant funding for the project.

We are always seeking volunteer support for covered bridge related projects. Have your name added to the project list! We will send out an email of upcoming opportunities to help with hands-on projects, planning for fundraising, and events at the bridge sites.

THANK YOU!

Many thanks to our donors of the capital campaign!

Supporters of the Bridge: giving of $1000-$4,999

Century 21

Passumpsic Bank

Vermont Covered Bridges Society

Carmen’s Ice Cream, Inc.

Steve & Marty Feltus

Lyndon Woodworking

BJB Properties, LLC

Jason Smith of Sheffield, VT

 

Benefactors of the Bridge: giving of $5,000-$9,999

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Sustainers of the Bridge: giving of $10,000+

Vanguard Charitable in honor of Sarah Lafferty

The White Market

Community National Bank

Anonymous

 

Legacy Giving toward the Sanborn Covered Bridge

A huge thank you to Barbara Norris Allen, former owner of Bag Balm, for the donation of $50,000 toward the project. The funds will be used to support the predevelopment and engineering work required before construction can begin. This donation ensures a prompt start to the project.

Sanborn Covered Bridge

Engineering and Predevelopment 

Request for Proposal

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Capital Campaign $100k

The Capital Campaign

We did it! The capital campaign raised $25,000 in local giving to receive a $25,000 match from the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. This $50,000 is complimented by $10,000 donations from The White Market, Vanguard Charitable, an Anonymous donor, and commitment from Community National Bank. This totals $90,000!
Our work continues! We have a few more committed donations rolling in to help us meet our $100,000 goal. If you are interested in contributing please send donations to Catamount Film & Arts. All donations are tax deductible.
Donations can be made by check, payable to Catamount Film & Arts, and sent to: 

Catamount Film and Arts

PO Box 324
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

*Please write Sanborn on the memo line

 
Or make your donation by credit card through this donation link (then find the Sanborn CB button):

Revamp the Ville!

We’ve received a lot of great ideas from the public about how to make downtown better. We want to move those ideas forward – with your assistance. By taking our brief survey, you’ll help our planning team turn ideas into actions. Access the survey here: https://bit.ly/3UysFMi.

Learn more about this project and how to contribute your ideas here.