August 30th, 2011
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Pittsfield, Vermont, population 427, reacted in its own special way to severe flooding from Hurricane Irene that has turned their community into an island.

They had a town barbecue.

"No one in this town was expecting the flooding to be what it was, and we've all gotta eat," said Jason Evans, the owner of the skiing enclave's popular Clear River Tavern.

"My house is high and dry, but there was water all around my restaurant," he said. "We just had everybody come to the park and we cooked up hamburgers and hotdogs.

"I would have lost everything anyway, so why not feed some folks?"

Read Flooded Vermont town epitome of patience

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  1. AleeD

    Wow. Someone was thinking, wanted to help others and committed a generous act. That's the kind of news story I will never get tired of reading. Thank you.

    August 31, 2011 at 9:42 am |
    • RichardHead@AleeD

      What about the poor Vegans? What will they eat and how can they survive? :)))

      August 31, 2011 at 9:48 am |
      • AleeD@RichHD

        They can make a salad from the newly salted grasses & plants Irene left behind. ;)

        August 31, 2011 at 9:55 am |
      • RH@AleeD

        ^ WIN !!

        August 31, 2011 at 10:04 am |
  2. mike b

    I grew up there – I can barely recognize the place in the pictures. So sad – yet happy everyone is safe.

    August 31, 2011 at 12:04 am |
  3. bob

    what are you taking about

    August 30, 2011 at 9:52 pm |
    • boobiez

      i like to see them shake in my face

      September 1, 2011 at 10:14 am |
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