Excerpt from Addison County Independent By: Andy Kirkaldy Thu, 09/19/2019
VERGENNES — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has created a separate nonprofit organization to focus on fundraising to support landscaping the lawn on the church’s west side.
The parish envisions that lawn as a welcoming public park space that will serve as an extension of the adjacent city green and include a stone sitting circle.
The church introduced its nonprofit, called the “Park Street Community Project,” at a Vergennes Day booth in late August and raised $650 in pledges that day toward what project committee member Sarah Stroup said is a projected $15,000 cost.
The founding of the church’s nonprofit follows a successful partnership between St. Paul’s and the city of Vergennes on a related infrastructure project.