CASTLETON, Vt.—When the residents of Windy Hollow Mobile Home Park purchased their community in February 2018, they were left without a sign – the sellers kept an original sign as a family memory.
Two-and-a-half years later, the Windy Hollow residents now have two brand new signs at the entrances of their community, thanks to the volunteer efforts of a few Members.
In the spring, Linda Boutin wrote a detailed application to the ROC Association Better Together Grants program. She explained the sign-building process – the residents would use grant funding to purchase wood, paint, letters and sealant for the signs.
The new signs were designed by a community Member’s daughter. Joey Williams created the lettering for the signs, and Jay and Austin Williams, John and Robin Crowningshield and Gary and Linda Boutin helped erect the signs.
“We want to thank ROC USA and the ROC Association for assisting us in the project. We could not have done it without the Better Together grants money,” said Linda Boutin.
Windy Hollow’s project was one of 27 grants awarded by the ROC Association earlier this year. In total, more than $50,000 in grant funding was awarded to resident-owned communities for community projects, safety, or signage needs.