Reprinted with permission from the Vermont Standard
Today is Monday & such a lovely day. It is a reminder to be aware of the beauty around us – to focus on the positive & not be dragged down by the restoration work that still remains to be done. Actually, during our Healing Circle yesterday, we prayed for all those who are still dealing with the lingering effects of “Irene” & for the spirit of camaraderie within town to continue. What amazing work has been done in rebuilding & also in helping one another in a myriad of ways. We are resilient & caring people!
Many thanks to the Woodstock Food Shelf for providing funds to help stock the Plymouth Recovery Center Food Shelf. Julie, Ian, & Emily DuPont, along with Kathy Lynds went shopping in West Lebanon on Sunday for food & other supplies. That means there will be a good selection on hand at the Center, not only for those who experienced significant flood damage, but for the many people who lost time from work or have had additional expenses of late.
We had so much fun with Jim Marquis at the Antique Appraisal at Tyson Church last week. He is quite a showman & very knowledgeable. The turnout was a bit disappointing, but even with uncertain travel & a light drizzle, we were able to raise some money for hurricane relief. Jim would like to come back again next summer & many of us will be anxious to bring more items to learn their worth & hear about their history. I will keep you posted!
Don’t forget the other fundraising events coming up:
Saturday, 10/1 – complimentary BBQ & entertainment sponsored by Hawk Inn & Mountain Resort for the Town of Plymouth. It will take place in their tent from noon to 4:00 PM & any donations that are received will go to help meet the needs of those who are experiencing hardship as a result of hurricane Irene.
Saturday, 10/15 – benefit concert hosted by The Historic Site & Calvin Coolidge Foundation from noon to 5 PM. Performers include: Bread and Bones, Jim Gilmour, Phil Henry, Jay Ottaway, Bonnie Waters, & HUNGRYTOWN. Again, Jay has lined up some great talent.
Also, spread the word that the Historic Site is now open, so that folks will know they can again visit us in Plymouth! In speaking with Nancy at Wilder House, they are now in full operation, 7 days/wk from 9:00 – 4:00 & will be through 11/2.