The Barnard General Store was forced to close its doors this past May, due in part to Hurricane Irene and a snow-less winter in 2011.
“Restore the Store” is a documentary about the heart of Barnard and the strength of a Vermont community. Underwritten by White River Toyota, this documentary’s release coincides with Barnard’s most critical fundraising push. Everything they have worked for hinges on meeting their goal by December 31st, 2012.
The Vermont Standard has followed Barnard’s efforts as they embarked on a seemingly insurmountable fundraising effort to re-open their store and bring life back to their community. Readers can revisit these stories through the links below.
Hear the story. Share the film. Save the store. – friendsofbgs.com
Articles – Photos – Videos published by the Vermont Standard
Photo Gallery: Meet and Greet For BGS - Oct 17, 2012
Editorial Point: Community Spirit In Barnard - Oct, 4, 2012
BGS Group Halfway To Goal – September 20, 2012
Photo Gallery: Barnard Day & Street Dance - Aug 15, 2012
BGS Receives Grant In Support Of Festival - Aug 10, 2012
In Barnard, A ‘Real Push’ To Save Store – July 12, 2012
VIDEO: WCAX Talks Barnard General Store – July 2, 2012
Barnard General Store To Open For Coffee, Conversation Mornings – June 27, 2012
Photo Gallery: Barnard General Store Clean Up - June 27, 2012
Papers Signed For Barnard General Store – June 22, 2012
Barnard Community Trust Expects To Close Deal On Store Soon - June 15, 2012
Agreement Made On Purchase Of Barnard General Store – June 1, 2012
Barnard Residents Mull Options For Store – May, 10, 2012
VIDEO: Barnard Academy Students Get Ice Cream – May 10, 2012
VIDEO: Final Day At the Barnard General Store – May 9, 2012
Photo Gallery: BGS Final Day Event – May 10, 2012
Editorial Points: The BGS Spirit Must Be Preserved - May 10, 2012
Letter to the Editor: Closing of BGS is a Wake-up Call – May 10, 2012