Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard
12/12/11

Oh, what glorious weather we have been having – a bit nippy some mornings, but after all, it is December! When it becomes dark so early, I remind myself that in less than 2 weeks, daylight will start to increase again. The Coolidge Holiday Open House on Sunday was very well attended – in the neighborhood of 500 people, from what I am told.

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A slide show of pictures from the lighting of the Memory Tree and Wilder House are included here. It was wonderful to see so many folks gathered for that event & then quite a few ventured over to the Wilder House for complimentary refreshments, including hot chocolate made with Fred DePaul’s milk!

At the ceremony, Al Poirier noted that the new name of the fund is the Plymouth Community Memory Tree Fund, Inc & that non-profit status has been sought. He also reminded folks that money is still being given for Hurricane Irene damage & application forms are available at the Post Office & the Town office. I understand that there are also funds for other needs, including such issues as fuel assistance. To apply for non-flood related help, simply send a request to PO Box 47, Plymouth 05056.

During the day, Tyson Ladies Aid members provided food at the Wilder House, including baked goods, soups & chili, hot dogs, & more. I do have pictures of some of the dedicated ladies who helped there. Funds will go toward the various community projects that the group sponsors.

Tyson Ladies Aid member Christmas party

There is also a picture at their Christmas party on 12/1. The final outreach for this year will be filling gift baskets of goodies on Thursday, to be delivered around the area. Huge poinsettias were taken to folks last week. Ellen Steward was overjoyed to receive one. They were absolutely huge, so it was helpful that she had a nice big area to put it.

I hope that folks will extend the wonderful feeling of camaraderie that has been so prevalent here since Irene by joining us at Tyson Church for our Annual Candlelight Service at 7:00 PM on Sunday, 12/18. Refreshments will be served downstairs afterward so we can all visit with each other!

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One Response to Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

  1. Judy and Pat Sewell says:

    Thank you for enabling us to enjoy in the lighting of the Memory Tree. We live in Ontario, further south than Plymouth and more moderate in temperature. Seeing snow on the ground is exciting to us flatlanders.

    Happy Holiday to all Plymouth residents.

    Judy and Pat Sewell

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