After a couple of years of a small group seeking to bring a grocery store to the area, those involved need some help.
Specifically, the 4-Corners Food Co-Op wants people to become members to drive forward the plan to bring in a grocery store. Once 300 people are enrolled, enough funds will be available to start a local grocery store.
To entice people and explain how the Co-Op will work, 4-Corners will have a fall celebration Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Scenic View Campground in West Winfield. The event is free and features vendors, food trucks, live music, raffles and the change to buy a Harvest Bag of food for $40.
Chairwoman Renee Winne and Vice Chairwoman Kari Thomson, both of West Winfield, lead the Board of Directors which includes people from Waterville.
Both communities in the past decade have lost their full service grocery stores.
While both villages now have a Dollar General in their community for non-perishable items, Co-Op members said it’s important to have a place with fresh produce and meat offered.
At the fund raiser/membership drive this Saturday, people can enroll…