Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard
Well, the leaves are falling quickly, so I hope there are some left for those visitors to our area who will coming up for the holiday weekend! The Coolidge Foundation’s 3rd Grace Coolidge Musicale will take place at the Historic Site Sunday, 10/13, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM, featuring a four hands piano program with Susan Cobb & Abigail Charbonneau. Refreshments will be served at the Wilder House following the performance.
Many places will be closing on 10/14, including our two State parks – Coolidge & Camp Plymouth. The Plymouth Cheese Factory, founded by Calvin Coolidge’s father, John will be open from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM daily until the Historic Site closes for the season, then the hours will be reduced.
Nancy at the Wilder House wants to thank everyone for their patronage. They will remain open until 10/28, so there is still time to stop in & sample their yummy food!
According to Brandon, the Bethany Birches Camp Auction raised $56,000 this year. As usual, former campers came to assist with distribution & counselors & other staff were on hand as well. For those of you unfamiliar with the camp, they emphasis the love of God & a large number of the camperships (summer & winter) are subsidized. Some of the funds will also go toward their ambitious campaign for the new pavilion, which will allow for more activities in any weather. Donations are always needed & greatly appreciated. For more information call 672-5220 or visit: camp
Tyson Church is excited about the We Can Make A Difference initiative to provide Kid‘s School Kits & Baby Care kits for Church World Services. A list of what is needed is noted in the Area Briefs or contact June Capron at 802-259-3473 or junecapron or Margo Marrone at tmmarrone for more details about how you can participate. There will be a meeting downstairs at the church on Friday 10/11 at 4:30 to assess how we are doing!
Part of the proceeds from the Melissa Maravell concert will be used for this outreach project & donated items can be brought with you to the concert at Tyson Church (across from the Echo Lake Inn) at 7:00 PM on Friday, 10/18. It should be a wonderful evening of music & refreshments will be served.