Paul Pouliotzzz


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Paul Pouliot was born on August 4, 1933. He married his wife Noella in 1954 and they soon moved to South Burlington where they raised their five children. Paul still lives in the same house, with the horseshoe courts in the backyard. The courts hold fond memories of times shooting shoes with family and friends such as Charlie Church. If Paul's shoulder hadn't given out six years ago, he would still be playing.

Starting in the early 1960s, Paul began to play the game. He participated in many leagues and tournaments. He would pack up the family and almost never miss a Sodbuster's tournament and make it to the State Tournament most years, no matter where they were held. With a life time average of around 25%, Paul would compete in a variety of classes and no matter the end result would have a great time shooting with and against old friends.

Paul helped in the startup and organization of clubs in South Burlington and Colchester. In both cases Paul lent a hand where needed. Whether it was in the building of the courts or acting as club secretary, he always did what he could. Do to unfortunate circumstances, neither club lasted long.

Today, Paul stays busy. His activities include: watching one of his six grandchildren competing in sports, gardening, volunteering at the hospital and hunting in the spring and fall. He still takes trips out of state chasing white-tailed deer with his sons.

The Vermont Horseshoe Pitchers Association is proud to induct Paul into the Vermont Hall of Fame as an Organizer