Cavendish Streetscapes: Raise Our Flags!


Various members and organizations of the Cavendish community have joined together to create Cavendish Streetscapes. Their first project, Raise Our Flags, will line Main St. in the villages of Cavendish and Proctorsville with flags on utility poles, similar to what exists in Ludlow and Reading. Not only does this help to showcase our villages, it also serves as a traffic calming measure.

Steering Committee: The steering committee for the project includes: Carolyn Solzhenitsyn, Rolf van Schaik, Julia Gignoux, and Martha Mott.  The Proctorsville Fire Department has agreed to mount brackets and place the flags in the holders, while the Cavendish Historical Society will house the flags during the winter. Coordination of the use of the utility poles is being overseen by assistant town manager Bruce McEnaney.

Costs: The largest expense associated with the project is the purchase of the approximately 90 flags that will be needed. Thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Cavendish Community Fund, the flag fund is off to a good start but an additional $2,000 is needed.

How You Can Help: If you would like to help with this project, you can donate to the Go Fund Me page or send a check payable to Cavendish Streetscape Ltd to:

Cavendish Streetscape Ltd

PO Box 465

Cavendish VT 05142

For a minimum donation of $35, you can dedicate a flag to a community member, family, friend, neighbor or someone who has made a difference to the town.

Honor Flags: To date funds for flags have been donated for:

• Jeff Davis-For his many years of service to the Cavendish Volunteer Fire Dept

• Herbert and Florence Eddy

• Charles Gould-Civil War Veteran

• Carmine Guica-Cavendish historian and WWII veteran

• Jim Hassen: The Ewalds would like to dedicate a flag to the "Mayor of Knapp Pond." In addition to his service to our country-WWII Veteran who served right through the Vietnam War, Jim has been a wonderful friend and neighbor. Because of men and women like Jim we are able to Raise the Flags in Cavendish.

• Arthur Hill Jr - Korean War Veteran

• Donna Hiromura Saydek: Artist (Teruko Design) and friend to the community

• Al Leonard - WWII Veteran and neighbor extraordinaire

• Gloria Leven- Dedicated board member of the Cavendish Historical Society and the Cavendish Library as well as long term volunteer at the Cavendish Town Elementary School

• David J Montesi Sr-USMC

• David J Montesi Jr-Paramedic Evergreen, Co and one year cancer survivor

• Kevin Mott

• Margaret S. Parke-Friend of the Cavendish Library and mother of Peggy Svec

• Proctorsville Fire Department Present and Past Fire Fighters: The "thin red line flag," which is black and white except for one stripe of red hangs in front of the fire department.

• Frank Provance Sr.

• Deryl Stowell- Founding member and long time member of Cavendish Snow Fleas

• Richard Svec-Former Town Manager

• Yekaternia Svetlova- Aeronautical engineer, exiled from Russia, lived in Cavendish for almost 20 years