MONKTON - Most of us have a nasty problem we hate to admit-household clutter. Everywhere we have piles of paper, old books, ill-fitting clothing, rusting garden tools, pots and pans, and more-stuff that presses in us and makes a house more like a storage shed than a home.
Maybe it's the disease of affluenza or the pack-rat lifestyle, but there's one Vermont village that commits itself to a Herculean job of collectively flushing out its own Aegean Stables.
The residents of a small Addison County, Vt. village will usher in Monkton Day, Saturday, May 7. The focus is a clean environment, green living, and fun.
This year's third annual Monkton town-wide event, sponsored by the Monkton Community Coffeehouse, will again see piles of debris in heaps around town awaiting pickup or disposal.
In addition to Monkton's clean up, there's a town-wide yard sale, a flea market at the Volunteer Fire Department, and more. Local businesses and town organizations actively participate, too.
For more about Monkton Day, look for a detailed preview in the upcoming issue of the Eagle.