Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard

11/28/11

Hope that everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. I know that a number of people celebrated on days other then Thursday, but none-the-less, they gathered with family & friends & probably ate too much like the rest of us! We had 27 people at Tyson Church that day & shared quite a feast, thanks to so many folks bringing special dishes. Karen Evans gets an A+ for her carving skills. Dennis Devereux was in charge of coffee, as he so often is at community dinners. It was wonderful to see the camaraderie & everybody pitching in. I felt particularly blessed to have Owen there for his 1st Thanksgiving & as well as Tom’s mom, who moved up from FL this summer.

A bit of news on some of our younger community members. At a recent rock climbing competition that included 7 schools, Sage Allen finished in 1st place for the girls & Cedar Allen garnered 2nd place for the boys. Way to go! Also, congratulations to 8th grader Ian Dupont for making the high honor roll at Woodstock Middle School. I do miss hearing how our students are faring….

I understand that I am late, but belated congratulations to Dale & Larry Lynds, who celebrated their anniversary on 11/21.

Fortunately the fire call last week did not result in any serious damage or injury, but what started as a chimney fire soon prompted concern when smoke began coming through the wood covered part of the chimney. Although the cause was not determined, perhaps this incident can serve as a reminder to all of us to make sure that our chimneys are cleaned & well-maintained.

Don’t forget about The Coolidge Holiday Open on 12/11/11. Tyson Ladies Aid will be serving hot drinks, snacks & lunch from 10-4 in the Wilder House that day. You can make a full day of it & enjoy old-time music, sleigh rides, craft demonstrations & children’s activities. If you stay around until 3:00 PM, you can witness the lighting of the Plymouth Memory Tree on its 20th anniversary. The tree will be placed outside the Post Office & free refreshments will follow at the Wilder House.

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