We have wonderful news to report. We have met our $650,000 fund raising goal and have paid off the mortgage. Thanks to very generous donors we even have some money left over for eventualities. The Barnard Community Trust, on behalf of the entire community of Barnard, now owns the Barnard General Store building and the property surrounding it, including the lake front. We could not have done it without the support of the community, donors from all over the world, including our on-line donors. Every gift counted and we are grateful for each one we received.
The BCT ownership of the building has made it possible for the store to become a sustainable business. Joe and Jillian, the business owners, have had a very successful summer season and now are preparing for the slower fall and winter season.
This wonderful financial success does not mean that we are no longer interested in signing up new and renewing members. If you would like to become a new member or renew your existing membership, you can download and print the form that you can find on the first page of this website OR you can write to the Barnard Community Trust at PO Box 262 in Barnard, VT 05031 and we will be happy to send you one in the mail.