Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report


What a glorious bike ride along the lakes to Hawk I had last week. Warm sun, cool breeze, & shimmering water. Not much traffic, so it was really ideal. So nice to be able to make that ride – the first time in almost 2 years! Please note that Camp Plymouth State Park will open through Columbus Day weekend.

I was blessed to be able to officiate at the wedding of Staci Gebhardt & Rob Bishop at the church on Sunday evening. The dinner at the Echo Lake Inn after the ceremony was delightful!

Well, school is back in session & with it sports events. I understand that Holli Olsen scored a goal for the WUHS field hockey team in their game against Otter Valley, which they won – way to go!

Don’t forget the Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival on 9/20 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Tour the Plymouth Cheese Factory, see farm & craft demonstrations, go for a wagon ride, enjoy the BBQ & other harvest treats. At 2:00, Laura V. Trieschmann, Vermont’s Director of the Division for Historic Preservation, will present “Vermonters in the Civil War: Plymouth Educators Leading the USCT.

Mark your calendar for Bethany Birches Camp’s annual benefit auction on 9/27 – preview at 9:00 AM, auction at 10:00 AM. Please note that the online ( list is available already. The range of items is incredible – food, furniture, art, tools & equipment, toys, household items & I believe even an automobile! There is also a mini-bike raffle. For more information call 802-672-5220.

Also on 9/27, plan to attend Plymouth Bounty Day at the Community Center (former PES) from 10 – 2. Meet your neighbors, learn about local businesses, obtain info on resources available in our town!

Did you know that The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation has established the Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth, named after Calvin Coolidge & his son, Calvin. It is for writers under 20 who are currently living in the state of Vermont. The 1st place prize is $1,500 & the runner-up will receive $500. Submissions of under 1000 words are due by 9/26/14. For more information, email: info.

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