Jake Wimett

Jake Wimett

What is your favorite location, place, building, or spot in Royalton? Why?

Probably where we live. It's quiet and we can't see anybody else's house. We're at the end of a dead end road. Lots of room for our kids to run around and do things and not worry about cars or traffic and it's quiet, it's nice.

What do you think makes Royalton unique or different from other places you have lived or visited?

Very close friendly community. That's the biggest thing. It's kind of classic vermont. It's a lot like a lot of like a lot of other places I know in Vermont but maybe a little smaller, I like that.

What is the most challenging aspect of life in a small Vermont town like Royalton?

Winter, cold, lot of snow, lot of shoveling. Having to drive at least half an hour 45 minutes to get to work if you don't work in town, like I don't. Grocery shopping is... you have to plan it.

What Royalton resident made a positive difference in your life?

Mike Ballou. He is the current High School baseball coach at the SoRo school, but I used to coach little league with him several years ago. His passion for teaching kids baseball has always been inspiring, not to mention what a great father he has always been to his two children. He is certainly someone I look up to.

What do you want people to know about your town?

Great friendly people.

What is wish for your life? What is a wish for your town?

To pretty much stay the way it is. Don't get too much bigger. Hopefully people aren't moving out. That's about it.