Village Beautification Project

Applicant Name

Elizabeth Finlayson

Applicant Organization

Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce

Phone Number

802-457-3555

Mailing Address

PO Box 486

Woodstock

Vermont

05091

Organization Website

Grant Request Summary

The Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce has been working with the High School horticultural program to create hanging baskets to enhance the beautification of the village since 2009. The Chamber raises the funds to buy the flowers from the WUHS and then contracts with an individual to water, fertilize and dead-head the baskets from May 25-October 13th. We are requesting funds to pay for the maintenance of the baskets for 2022.
Also, The Chamber has worked with Timber Tenders and Chippers to help light the village for the Holiday Season. The Chamber is requesting funds to purchase the lights from our local hardware store. The Chamber will continue to coordinate with our local arborists to get the lights hung before Thanksgiving.

Project Budget

$15,000 - $19,999

Desired Grant Amount

$7,500 - $9,999

Other Funding Sources

The Chamber will be raising funds for the Flowers and hopes to receive in kind donations for the lights of $9000

Project Timeframe

The project will be completed May25-Oct13, 2022 and November 21, 2022 through February 28, 2023.

How will this project benefit the economic and community development of Woodstock?

The projects enhance the beautification of the Village. You can see people taking photographs of their friends of family in front of the baskets and the Holiday lights enrich the marketing of Woodstock for Wassail Weekend the Holiday season and through the dark winter months

Which EDC Working Grouop Objectives does your project best support?

Marketing (Marketing Woodstock to attract more visitors and permanent residents), Downtown Physical Rejuvenation (Improving facilities and public spaces in the downtown area)

Other Objectives

Project Collaborations

We work with the students of the Woodstock Union High School horticulture program to create the baskets. The lights benefit all of our Wassail partners including the Merchants, NWPL, Pentangle, local churches and High Horses.

Additional Comments