In a small American town, one person with the help of others, makes a difference.
Saving a Small Town
It’s sad to see so many businesses closing in the town of Huntingdon. This once bustling little town used to offer it’s residents plenty of choices for shopping locally, but with residents hit hard by the recession, they now head to the big box stores in Valleyfield, Chateauguay and New York for cheaper and cheaper items.
How do we turn things around so that residents support their local businesses and help keep them from either moving or closing? This is not an easy task and there is no one answer. And one thing is for sure, our youth will not stay if there is nothing to stay for. We are on the right track with the Champlain Saint-Lambert campus in Huntingdon and we need to keep fighting for it and more.
There is a big potential for tourism and hospitality. With Huntingdon situated on the map of the circuit du paysan and with it’s picturesque location on the Chateauguay River, it has the potential of being a quaint little tourist town. There are plenty of places to visit and things to do along the circuit du paysan and Huntingdon can give travellers a place to stop, shop, eat and sleep.