“One Town at a Time” by Mike Leonard at Springfield Town Library

Mike Leonard
Mike Leonard, director of “One Town at a Time.” Photo provided

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – How many Vermont towns have you visited? 251? What is the 251 Club? Join us at the Springfield Town Library Saturday, Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m. to view the documentary, “One Town at a Time” directed by Mike Leonard.

In 2006, during a summer between college semesters, Vermonter Mike Leonard took on the challenge of visiting every town in the state by joining the 251 Club, a unique organization dedicated to exploring the Green Mountain State. During Mike’s tour, he met with locals and visited some of Vermont’s famous and not so famous areas. Then after living outside Vermont for over a decade, Mike moved back home and chose to revisit the 251 Club, returning to some of the same places and interviewing some of the same people he met 12 years before. Find out how Vermont has changed, how it has stayed the same, and how a humble wayfarer’s club shaped his identity forever.

“One Town at a Time” is a coming-of-age story that is firmly rooted in the community spirit that makes Vermont towns so special. Hear the stories that other 251 Club members have of traveling through Vermont. Discussion with the filmmaker, Mike Leonard, will follow. You may find yourself inspired to start exploring as well.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Springfield Town Library and is free, accessible, and open to the public. The Springfield Town Library is located at 43 Main Street, Springfield, Vt. For more information, contact 802-885-3108 or stlas@vermontel.net.

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