A community art project in the tiny town of Cavendish was shown for the first time at this year's town meeting, but its longtime champion wasn't there to see it.
Former Cavendish Town Manager Richard Svec died just a few hours before the annual meeting.
Svec had retired last year after serving the Windsor County town for almost three decades. In that time, he was a cheerleader for big projects and for smaller ones.
The community tapestry currently hangs at the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library.
One of those smaller projects was a community tapestry.
About 15 years ago, fiber artist Wendy Regier came up with the idea for the town to weave a tapestry together. The plan was that she would haul her loom out to the town green and get the people of Cavendish to chip in and weave a few lines.