On Sunday, June 24th, 2018 the Southern Vermont Young Professionals collaborated with the Vernon Historical Society to put on “Vernon History and Homemade Ice Cream,” despite some threats of rain. This event was conjured up by Michael Root, a Southern Vermont Young Professional steering committee member and life long Vernon resident. “My grandma used to make homemade ice cream at the historical society and I thought it would be nice to bring back the tradition,” Michael said about where the idea for the event came from.
With Root’s lead, the Southern Vermont Young Professional hosted over 65 people at the Vernon Historical Society, one of the biggest crowds they’ve seen! Even though this event was a young professional event, people young and old came out to experience the old fashioned way of making ice cream and learn a little local history. “Its nice to see all ages of people at our event,” stated Alex Beck, a Southern Vermont Young Professional steering committee member, “it helps spread the message that the Young Professionals are not only about attracting and retaining young people, we’re also about bringing community together and giving back.”
The Southern Vermont Young Professionals are working hard to provide a wide range of events for a wide range of young professionals, including young professional parents. “We’ve planned for about 4 of our 2018 events to be family friendly, because we understand that there are is a large portion of young professionals in Windham County that have kids and cannot necessarily make the other events, due to their time or content. By having events that are family friendly, the possibility of parents being able to attend is higher,” says Sarah Lang, Southern Vermont Young Professional Coordinator.
Visit our web page at www.brattleborodevelopment.com/southern-vermont-young-professionals/ for our upcoming family friendly events!