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Want fireworks at the town picnic? Hannah needs your help.

Hannah Gantt, organizer of the Vernon Town Picnic and Fireworks, urgently needs your help!

Hannah is attending college this year, and between that and family commitments, she does not have the time she had in past years to devote to the picnic. She very urgently needs some volunteers to step forward to serve on a committee to help organize the Town Picnic and Fireworks. 

If you can not help, please get out your checkbook! The fireworks will not happen unless a minimum of $5,000 can be collected — right now, there is only $1,389 in funding available. Donations can be taken to or mailed to the Town treasurer with “Town Picnic” in the memo or cash can be given as well.

The picnic happens on June 27. Hannah is hoping to have the first meeting early in March, and then monthly or possibly bi-weekly as we get closer. 

To volunteer, or with questions/suggestions, please contact Hannah at (802)579-2279 or