Join us at the Mad River Valley Rotary Club Person of the Year Dinner as we celebrate the accomplishments of Valley residents Barb Gulisano and AnneMarie DeFreest. They worked tirelessly last year to make Bridge Street beautiful again after the much needed repairs to our historic Waitsfield Covered Bridge. Because of their efforts, there are beautiful period street lamps, tribute bricks, and benches made from reclaimed bridge deck planks.
The two Waitsfield residents were largely responsible for the beautification of Waitsfield’s Bridge Street this summer while a large municipal project was under way. Waitsfield’s Bridge Street and covered bridge were closed for extensive work, including repaving the street, rebuilding the storm drains, removing the pedestrian walkway on the bridge and replacing it among other things.
Early on in the process DeFreest and Gulisano came to the town seeking select board approval for a plan to enhance the work that was being done by selling engraved decorative bricks and plain bricks to enhance the sidewalk, selling plaques for benches made with decking from the covered bridge, selling plaques for streetlights on Bridge Street as well as raising funds to create seating by the abutments of the covered bridge.
Their efforts were hugely successful and the resulting engraved bricks on Bridge Street are a large and graphic testimonial to the relationships that people near and far have with The Valley, Waitsfield and Bridge Street. We are thrilled to celebrate their honor as Person of the Year.
Enjoy an amazing spring dinner curated by Round Farm Farm’s Executive Chef Charlie Menard. We’ll start with Cream of Spring Onion, Tarragon, and Roasted Asparagus Soup with Creme Fraiche and Honey. Choose between Roast Leg of Lamb with watercress, roasted morels, carrots, and creamy polenta or House Smoked Trout with ramp, ricotta gnocchi, peas, dills and lemon for your entree. We’ll finish with a RBF Rhubard Tart with Strawberry Chevre Ice Cream.
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April 27, 2016 at 5:30 pm $50.