Join statewide and local partners who have played a significant role in the revitalization efforts and hear the stories of the businesses that make Bellows Falls vibrant and a prime example of the Creative Economy in action. Gather at the Waypoint Center at 17 Depot Street (across form the train station) Friday, May 17, at 1:30 PM.

Participants in the afternoon event include Windham Windsor Housing Trust, The VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Housing Vermont, USDA, Preservation Trust of VT, Windham Regional Commission, the Vermont Creative Network, Southern VT Economic Project, Southeastern VT Community Action, The VT Arts Council and representatives from Senator Leahy and Sander’s offices.

Through effective creative partnerships with these organizations involving the renovation of the Exner and Howard Blocks, The Bellows Falls Opera House. The Hotel Windham, Th Bellows Falls Waypoint Center and brownfield remediation millions of dollars have been invested in downtown Bellows Falls.

The groundwork laid by these projects continue to fuel future initiatives in Bellows Falls as it continues to attract businesses to the downtown and look to the island for future development as well as, maintaining a synergy between the industrial park and downtown businesses.

The celebration is open to the public who are encouraged to come meet the participants hear firsthand, the opportunities and challenges that they have faced and how their perception of Bellows Falls has evolved.

The celebration is hosted by The Town of Rockingham, the Bellows Falls Downtown Development Alliance (BFDDA), The Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce (GFRCC) and The Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP) . RSVPS are appreciated but not required. . The Bellows Falls Waypoint Center is wheel chair accessible please call in advance with questions or to make arrangements and to rsvp: Town of Rockingham Development office 802-463-3964 x1110 (please enter in subject line: Bellow Falls 20 Year Celebration).