On Saturday, June 9, a group of Guildhall residents teamed up, donning safety vests, bug repellant and gloves to dig out culverts, trim branches, remove debris and otherwise tend to Guildhall’s Class 2 and 3 roads. Selectboard members Tim Cahill and Susan McVetty planned the event. Cahill acted as captain, designating areas in need of attention and generally supervising the division of labor while Susan McVetty oversaw food, drink and other supplies for the day.
Participants included: Tim and Peggy Cahill, Ed Clark, Laura Wilson, Susan and Alfred McVetty, Elvina Allen, George Blakeslee, Richard Burgess, Will and Lynn Berry, Sam Swope, Becky Bacon and Patricia Rogers, along with her grandson Thomas Rogers, Jr. Bob and Claire Macilvane were unable to attend, but instead donated money for supplies and water.
The crew worked for approximately 4 hours on the Granby, Fellows, Maplewood Farm, and North Roads and afterwards gathered on the Guildhall Common for a celebratory barbecue. Selectboard member Tim Cahill then surprised the group with a special –and delicious–chocolate cake dedicated to the “Guildhall Ditch Diggers.”