From Margo Marrone
Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard
Things will be hopping at the Historic Site this weekend. I am sure there will be a schedule of activities noted elsewhere in the paper. Just to highlight a few events & let you know that there is free admission from 11:00 to 5:00 on Sat, 6/9. The Governor will be on hand at 10:00 AM, as well as the Coolidge family to dedicate the new interactive exhibit. Jim Cooke will be presenting More Than 2 Words. There will be live music, wagon rides, children’s activities, & sheep shearing; along with local artisans displays. Support our Emergency Services by enjoying the noontime chicken BBQ or dine at the Wilder House, which is now open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. Wine & cheese tasting will take place at the cheese factory!
In addition, the Historical Society will be displaying at the old school house on Saturday. Don’t forget that they will also have an exhibit at the VT History Expo taking place at the Tunbridge Fairground 6/16 & 17. Be sure to welcome to the new intern at the Visitor Center, Lucy Hamer, a grad student at UVM. Her endeavors will also include a historical & architectural study of the Wilder House.
Late best wishes to Mike Lynds whose birthday was 6/1. While William & Ruth Bostock are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on 6/6, my Tom will be celebrating his birthday. For a small town, we have a number of folks with birthdays on 6/14 – Doris Earle, Matt Harootunian, BetteAnn Sailer, & me!
I understand that Kyleigh Savery is en-route home from her recent stay in Boston where she underwent heart surgery – welcome back & so glad to hear you are healing nicely! I am hoping to have a picture & a write-up next week about Ryan Blanchard’s work on the gardens at the Aldrich house. Also, if there are other high school grads who would like me to note their future plans, please email me!
Lastly, hope you have marked your calendar for the Strawberry Festival on Wed, 6/20 at Camp Plymouth State Park from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Tickets for the raffle (fantastic prizes!) can be obtained from Kathy Lynds or me ahead of time, in case you can’t attend this fun event.