From all reports, the Strawberry Festival was a great success! Thanks
to Betty Aubin & Sue Poirier for the pictures. I believe the count was
405 people, which precipitated running out of strawberries! Being tucked
in the woods must have been a bit cooler on such a hot day. It is nice
to be able to report that Camp Plymouth State Park is now officially
open with swimming, boating, & space for all sorts of outdoor
activities. The concession is open, too!
That is possibly the first time I have missed the Festival since 1979 –
I was babysitting for my grandson, Owen, in ME, while Melissa took a
course. He & I went for at least one walk per day & usually more, then
we located a wonderful children’s play place, where we spent Wednesday
afternoon when it was 94 degrees – what a Godsend!
Don’t forget the events taking place at the Notch on July 4th. At noon
the traditional march from the green in front of the Cilley Store will
take place, led by the VT National Guard as they proceed to the cemetery
to place the wreath sent by the President in honor of Calvin Coolidge’s
birthday. Wagon rides will be ongoing starting at 10:00 AM; the Wilder
House is serving a BBQ; cheese & wine tasting will take place at the
Cheese Factory & at 2:00 PM, Elizabeth Von Trapp will be performing at
the Union Christian Church. The Historical Society will also have a
display. There will be something for everyone!
I understand that there are some birthdays this week. Although I don’t
have exact dates, be sure to extend well-wishes to Andi Earle & Maggie
I want to tell you about my wonderful experience at Good Commons last
Friday. Tesha includes me on emails about the exciting things going on
there. Because of my wheat allergy, I was interested in the gluten-free
cooking class. Although most participants were from elsewhere & were
enjoying a getaway weekend in VT with a wide variety of planned
activities, I just joined them for this one segment. I learned a great
deal from Chef, Olivia Dupin, but also from the many guests, as well.
Tesha said she would love to have local folks come for programs of
interest to them. Take a look at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-672-1859!