VERGENNES - This summer, Addison County is the land of milk, maple syrup and coffee. Several local businesses, including Monument Farms-among the county's longest operating businesses and an Eagle advertiser, located in Weybridge-are "Shakin' for Shelter" to support local homeless families and individuals at the John Graham Shelter.
At Middlebury's Festival on the Green, July 11-17, and at various events throughout the summer, volunteers will serve up iced coffeeshakes with Monument Farms dairy products and maple syrup prvided by a local producer.
All proceeds will benefit the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes which, for the past 30 years, has served those who have lost their housing, jobs-or both.
In past years the fundraiser has proven popular.
Last season, several thousand dollars were raised for the shelters in Addison and Chittenden counties.