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January 25, 2017

KPAA acts on its New Year’s resolution, aims to improve communication

KILLINGTON—As the new year moves into full swing, the Killington Pico Area Association (KPAA) has resolved to increase communication with the public to promote stronger community participation and involvement and to keep its message universal, accurate and upbeat. In keeping with its resolution, KPAA reported as follows.
This year’s Vermont Holiday Festival was a massive success. The Killington Grand Resort Hotel ballroom was jam-packed with 85 beautifully decorated trees sponsored by local businesses. Children painted ornaments with Santa’s elves and had the chance to meet the “big guy” himself. Free sleigh rides left every 15 minutes and Jack Frost’s Marketplace was bustling. Musical performances by Killington Pre-K, Killington Elementary, Barstow Elementary and Rutland Youth Theatre filled the ballroom Friday night, and Moose Crossing, members of Sonic Malfunktion and Oak Totem took the stage on Saturday. KPAA is pleased to announce that a total of 1,497 food items and $500 were donated to the Vermont Foodbank following the festival.
The first mixer of 2017 was held at the Cortina Inn & Resort on Jan. 3. KPAA and community members experienced Cortina’s Black Bear Pub for the first time while Patrick Kitchin, general manager, informed the crowd about the past, present and future of the 96-room resort. “My past year working with the KPAA and Noellen has been nothing less than great; they’re professional, willing to help us out by promoting our property and events to guests as well as helping us host our first mixer,” Kitchin said, referring to Noellen Neisner, membership services manager. “They made it nearly effortless and I look forward to continuing our relationship!”
The KPAA membership base has expanded by 20 new members since July.  The next mixer will take place Feb. 7 at the Killington Art Garage, 5 -7 p.m. All members of the community are invited. Winter hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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