Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that “One Year Stronger: A Commemorative Gathering on the First Anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene” will take place on August 28 at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph. The event, which is free of charge, will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., and all are invited.
“This event is a celebration of how far we’ve come in recovering from one of the worst storms in this state’s history, thanks to the commitment of Vermonters to their neighbors and communities,” the Governor said. “It is also a recognition that there are still people who need assistance and work that remains for those struggling to recover from the devastation of the storm.”
The commemorative will feature musical performances by the Vermont Youth Orchestra and VYO Chorus , and Vermont musicians Jon Gailmor, Diane Martin, and Shyla Nelson, and will include remarks by the Governor and other state leaders, flood survivors, recovery heroes and volunteers. The program will be accompanied by an exhibit of artwork and photography reflecting the impact of Irene on the lives of Vermonters, which will be on display at the Chandler from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Irene Anniversary events are also happening around the state this month. For a listing of local Irene events, visit www.vtstrong.vermont.gov, where you can also join the conversation about Irene, recovery stories, volunteer opportunities and anniversary events on the “SerVermont for Irene Recovery” Facebook page.
Gov. Shumlin also noted that sales of the VTStrong license plates have been steady, and urged people to buy the plates to support Vermonters still struggling to recover from the Tropical Storm. To purchase a $25 plate, visit www.vtstrong.vermont.gov.