April 13, 2020
A few more flags are set to fly in Franklin County courtesy of a giveaway a local business leader hopes brings more support for local stores and a positive image to a county in the throes of a pandemic.
After social distancing mandates started limiting most businesses to curbside delivery, Gordon Winters, the owner of several Ace Hardware stores in Vermont and previously the third-generation of his family to own Swanton Lumber, began offering free American flags out of his stores to anyone who said they’ve shopped local since the pandemic started
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