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Always Keep A Bag Packed Sharing Stories Of Travel With Joy Minns
By Cookie Steponaitis
Joy Minns arrived in Addison County in the summer of 1974 and accepted the position of the German teacher at the high school. Minns had not traveled much before coming to the Champlain Valley and discovered that many of her students had not travelled as well. Some of them had never even been over the bridge into New York State. Minns wanted to change that and bravely signed up for a trip for herself and twenty-five of her students for the Amish County. Traveling on a school bus and reaching out to the Amish Community for assistance in planning the adventure, Minns and the kids stayed on Amish farms and her students helped with chores. The adventure resulted in the passion for travel that continues to this day. Minns got the travel bug and wanted her students to experience and be a part of the community and culture. The Minns era of travel had just begun.  [ more ]

Green Mountain Lions Camp Receives Donation From Vergennes Lions Club

Brian Steckley, chairman of the Green Mountain Lions Camp for the deaf and hard of hearing, spoke at the last meeting of the Vergennes Lions Club where he mentioned the need to get the word out about the camp.  Held each summer, in recent years in Brattleboro, the camp, which is free of charge for attendees between the ages of 8 and 18, uses American Sign Language (ASL) and is meant for not only the deaf and hearing youth, but also the siblings.
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