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VT Gathering Planned to Mark First Anniversary of Irene

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A 400 foot section of Route 8 North in the Berkshires town of Clarksburg that was washed away by the waters of the Hoosic River in Hurricane Irene on August 28.

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says an event will be held in Randolph on the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene to celebrate how far the state has come in recovering from one of the worst storms in the state's history.

"One Year Stronger: A Commemorative Gathering on the First Anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene" will take place on August 28 at the Chandler Center for the Arts.

The event will include musical performances by the Vermont Youth Orchestra and VYO Chorus, and Vermont musicians Jon Gailmor, Diane Martin, and Shyla Nelson. Shumlin, other state leaders and flood survivors and volunteers will speak. An exhibit will also be on display of artwork and photographs showing the impact Irene had on Vermonters.

For a listing of other Irene anniversary events, visit www.vtstrong.vermont.gov.


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