In 1975, there was an initiative to support Hudson businesses appropriately called SPOUT, because of Hudson's whaling roots. SPOUT is an acronym for Society to Promote Our Unique Town. This page from an event program provides insight into SPOUT's mission.
The History Room of the Hudson Area Library is planning an exhibition dedicated to SPOUT and this era in Hudson history. The exhibition is scheduled to open in early May. If you any souvenirs or memorabilia of SPOUT that you are willing to lend to the library for the exhibition, please contact Brenda Shufelt, History Room coordinator.
Gossips Note: HBB stands for Hudson By Birth.