Pack the Paramount more than doubles the amount collected last year

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the hundreds of families who will benefit, bravo to everyone who helped make Pack the Paramount a tremendous success.

From The Vermont Country Store to Westminister Crackers, Hannaford and Price Chopper, from employees of Heritage Family Credit Union and Rutland Regional Medical Center to Green Mountain Power, from the elderly gentleman who brought in two bags of groceries to the preteen who spent her allowance to shop for others, the outpouring of community spirit was moving.

We also want to thank the media, including WJJR’s sister stations at Catamount Radio, The Rutland Herald, Peg-TV, and The Mountain Times for their strong support for this event and the community. None of these events would be a success without their support.

This past weekend, roughly 19,000 items were collected to help ensure no one in our region goes hungry. That’s more than double the amount collected last year. To say the organizers were pleased would be a huge understatement. We are thrilled. Thank you to everyone who helped make the drive a success.

Steve Costello

Rutland Town

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