ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont group is hoping to preserve a chapel and art gallery dedicated to dogs with the help of a $75,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The group Friends of Dog Mountain is working to transfer the St. Johnsbury property, which features an art gallery and a chapel dedicated to dogs, to nonprofit ownership.
Acting Executive Director Scott Buckingham tells the Caledonian Record (http://bit.ly/2fLEbnN ) the grant is “a terrific start-up of funding for our nonprofit and its mission.”
Dog Mountain is located on 150 acres in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom that are always open to people and their dogs.
Buckingham says the money will help strategic business planning for the organization, transfer the property and the business to the non-profit and establish its fund-raising and development.