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KPAA Welcome Center serves as events venue

KILLINGTON—The Killington Pico Area Association (KPAA) operates the Killington Welcome Center, located at 2319 US-4, formerly home to Bill’s Country Store. This location served as the unofficial park-and-ride of Killington for decades. Today, not only is this site an official park-and-ride, but both Vermont Translines (formerly Greyhound) and Marble Valley Regional Transit’s “Diamond Express” pick up passengers here daily.
The Killington Welcome Center has also been utilized as a space in which to host business meetings, special events and fundraisers. The Rutland Economic Development Corp (REDC) marketing committee held a meeting in the welcome center recently. Sara Gilbert, assistant director of REDC, said, “I loved that it was easy to schedule the space — we just called Noellen, and she took care of everything. No one had trouble finding the location or parking, because it is in a very visible place on Route 4. The space itself is very inspiring — the room is open and inviting with lots of gorgeous barn wood and views of the forest out the back windows.”
Killington KEEPERS, a community-based support group for Killington Elementary School, utilized the vast space at the welcome center for a Lularoe clothing benefit back in November. The center was transformed into a pop-up shop for the day. The event experienced great traffic based on the building’s location.
Rutland Young Professionals also booked the space in February for its Mix networking event. The Mix was successful, with almost all attendees having never been to the welcome center before. This gave them the chance to learn about attractions and events happening in the area. Many attendees hit the town following the event to check out the musical acts performing at various venues in Killington.

Photo courtesy of KPAA
A November event at the Killington Welcome Center filled the floor with LuLaRoe items for a benefit for KEEPERS.

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