Town Projects

Here’s what’s happening at the event:

Front Seat Coffee Bar 2-5p grab a great cup of coffee and sit in the outdoor alleyway cafe. Yard games will keep little ones entertained while you recaffinate. This space turns into a bar bar at 5:30 with the pop-up of Estella’s Downtown Bar!

Books & Crafts: Green Mountain Books Outdoor Reading Room (next to Darling Inn), Cobleigh Library Summer Reading Program sign up 2-5p, Story Time at 3:30p, Crafts 2-5p

Little Fun Theater: Modern Times Theater Punch and Judy Show 5p, 30-minute short films with popcorn! 3p and 7p

Bike Repair Clinic: LinkVT bike repair crew will be on hand to tune up bikes and teach rules of the road.

Community Mural Making: with the guidance of artist Elly Barksdale, your hand can help create a sunflower mural that will become a piece of the Lyndon public art scene!

FOOD: Crepes, Sandwiches, Pizza, and More, Kingdom Kreperie will be popping up their food cart, Avalie’s Sweet Treats will be serving up cookies, brownies and ice cream while Full Belly Deli, House of Pizza, and Sweet Basil keep their doors open and good food rolling. Neighbors in Action will host a cooking class from 5:30-7:30p and have outdoor seating to enjoy what you create. NIA Bake sale, too!

Sidewalk games and experiences: Corn hole, giant Jenga, giant chess, Mirror Me!, hula hoops, chalk art, and a sidewalk obstacle course built by The Foundry, will create a multitude of things to do. Family Bingo at Neighbors in Action!

Live Music: Enjoy live music on the Darling Inn porch and in the Front Seat Coffee Bar space!

Revamp the Ville:


SAVE the DATE: Friday June 2nd from 2-8pm

Come downtown to explore and enjoy this playing ground! Pop up Coffee Cafe and BAR, pop-up Little Fun Theater (with Modern Times Theater performing their Punch & Judy show), great food including Kingdom Kreperie and Front Seat Coffee, tons of sidewalk games for kids and families, free cooking class and bingo at Neighbors in Action, live music throughout the space, outdoor reading room hosted by Green Mountain Books, story hour and crafts at Cobleigh Library, and plenty of opportunity to provide feedback on the future of Depot Street. 


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


We NEED your HELP, too!

Interested in supporting this event? There are many ways to pitch in and help out.

1. Come to the event! And share the event with friends, neighbors, and family.

2. Sign up to volunteer. This can be setting up, breaking down and cleaning up, providing oversight of public spaces during the event, spreading the word about the event (hang posters, share on Facebook, tell all your friends!).

3. Join in the creating of the spaces. On the morning of Friday June 2nd, we will need extra hands to help create these public pockets of fun. Meet in front of Satellite Gallery.

3. Donate or lend needed materials. We are still looking for:

~high quality hula hoops to borrow,

~2 picnic table umbrellas that match,

~outdoor solar or battery powered bistro light strands,

~outdoor lawn games (Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Ladder Ball set x2)

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 sculpture project is also supported by Vermont Community Foundation and Vermont Humanities.

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, The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, 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.

Preliminary Structural Report- Jan Lewandoski (2021)

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, Lyndon Chamber of Commerce and commitment from Community National Bank. This totals $100,000!
Thank you to everyone who contributed! 


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

Union Bank


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

Vanguard Charitable in honor of Sarah Lafferty

The White Market

Community National Bank


Lyndon Chamber of Commerce


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.



Round 1 of ARPA Requests are CLOSED. Please stay tuned for award announcements for Round 1 and the application deadline for Round 2. 

Assistance with applications is available. Please contact Nicole Gratton, Regional Planner, NVDA,