Smart Growth for Vernon, CT
Volunteer outfit

Letters to the Editor
Journal Inquirer
May 11, 2009

Stafford Outfitters, an initiative that began in 2005, is a department store cooperative intended to be located in Stafford. The Stafford Outfitters Steering Committee, along with its Board of Directors, has already completed many of the tasks required for a department store startup. These tasks include a feasibility study, business plan, board formation, and incorporation.

The Stafford Outfitters Steering Committee is seeking volunteers to work a few hours a month assisting with other aspects of the project, such as our share campaign, staff recruiting, and site development. Together, we can create a department store that not only meets the shopping needs of our community, but also identifies itself as the first department store cooperative in the state.

For more information, please contact Nancy Neff by e-mail at or visit our Web site at .

Nancy Neff
Stafford Springs