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Anna Brouillette, left, and Erin Murray, of Essex, visit the Bald Hill Fish Hatchery in Newark. | PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Anna Brouillette, left, and Erin Murray, of Essex, visit the Bald Hill Fish Hatchery in Newark. | PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

For the Love of Vermont

For two kindergarten pals, Anna Brouillette and Erin Murray of Essex, growing up and going to college more than 1,000 miles apart was difficult. But just as tough as being separated from each other was being away from their home state.

“I missed Vermont’s beauty and the way of life here,” said Murray, a geology major at the College of Charleston.

Brouillette had heard of the 251 Club, a group that refers to those who visit Vermont’s 251 towns. A sophomore at St. Lawrence University, Brouillette thought taking on the challenge would be a great way to reconnect with her home state, as well as with her old friend Murray.

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