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Two family members working together to bring back a "sweet spot" in town after tropical storm Irene devastated our community.

On August 28, 2011, tropical storm Irene ripped through the state of Vermont and left behind utter shock and devastation for families and businesses alike. Waitsfield Vermont, also known as the Mad River Valley, is the town we call home.  Our town was among those damaged by Irene and 40 Bridge Street, where many up and coming businesses resided, was completely flooded.  This historic site housed eight businesses and two primary residences.  Due to this disaster 4 businesses were entirely wiped out and now approximately 30 people are unemployed. In this building there was a café, where locals would flock, families would visit and tourists would insist of making part of their trip. This café was the place in town to get a great cup of coffee, a delicious pastry and homemade ice cream, among many other offerings.  With this café not re-opening, it has become apparent that the loss of this place has left a void in the town of Waitsfield.  This is where we come in.

A family partnership between Lisa Curtis and John Vitko, would work to contribute to the revitalization of Bridge Street and the town of Waitsfield.  Sweet Simone’s, a place for delectable pastries and fine coffee as well as Scout’s Honor, a nolstagic ice cream experience, will be sharing a space in the historic building 40 Bridge Street and will be known in town as The Sweet Spot. 

With the help of your pledge, The Sweet Spot will be able to purchase some necessary equipment, complete the electrical work and plumbing to get our commercial kitchen and retail space up and running.  Both businesses have already showed promising success with winning recipes that have received public recognition.  We are requesting your assistance in meeting our goal of $12,500.   Thank you for taking the time to read about us and we hope to cross paths in the future.

John Vitko and Lisa Curtis

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    A nice thank you and a goodie bag full of stickers, recipes an invitation to our sweet spot social.

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    For locals you can come to the sweet spot and have a choice of any espresso drink, a baked goodie or indulge in a scoop of any flavor ice cream. And not so local supporters who cannot make it to the sweet spot, we will send you a lovely thank you and a goodie bag.

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    Locals can order and pick up a mini seasonal pie or a pint of fresh ice cream. The not so locals will be sent an assorted box of our delicious cookies along with a goodie bag.

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    Locals can order and pick up a seasonal pie and a quart of ice cream. The not so locals will receive a box of baked goods along with a goodie bag.

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    Locals can order and pick up a box of baked goods and a half gallon of ice cream. The not so locals will receive an assortment of baked goods and ice cream along with a goodie bag.

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    Locals can order a party pack of desserts including baked goodies and ice cream for 20 dinner guests. The not so locals will receive a party pack of baked goods and ice cream for 20 dinner guests.

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    Locals can pick up one pie and a quart of ice cream once a month for 6 months better known as our P's & Q's club. The not so locals will receive 4 months of our P's And Q's club.

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