Old Home Day at President Coolidge Historical Site — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard

7/20/15

Well, I am not exactly sure why, but for some reason I don’t really have much news this week!  Perhaps I have been wrapped up in my own endeavors and therefore have not been attentive to what is going on in town.

I do know that Tom and I received interrupted sleep last night – twice.  The Emergency Service tone went off about 10:30 PM for the Fire Dept to investigate an alarm at Hawk.  It wasn’t too long after Tom and the others arrived home that the call came in for a downed tree on Rte 100 that had taken wires with it.  It is wonderful that these folks volunteer to keep our community safe!

Thanks to Todd Menees for speaking at the Reach Out Luncheon.  Several folks related their “Irene” experiences.  The recurring theme was the way people helped each other.  The video project through the Historical Society (which received a small grant in order to produce it) is well underway with more footage than can be used in light of the limited funds, so editing will be needed.  If you wish to participate, however, call 802-438-8351 to make arrangements.

It has come to my attention that Meals on Wheels is unable to deliver in Plymouth because there are no volunteers.  In speaking with Anila Hood at Senior Solutions, she indicated that she would gladly come to Plymouth to interview those who might like to provide this service one or more days per week.  It entails picking up meals at Black River Senior Center in Ludlow at 11:00 AM and delivering them in Plymouth.  You can reach her at 802-885-2679. If you are in need of meals, you can call the Senior Help Line at 866-673-8376.

A reminder that Old Home Day will be happening at the Historic Site on Saturday, 8/1, from 10 AM – 4:00 PM.   Agricultural historian Paul Wood (sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau) will speak at 1:30.  The reenactment of Calvin Coolidge’s “Homestead Inaugural” will take place at 2:47.  Come enjoy wagon rides, a noon barbecue, old-time music, sheep shearing, traditional craft demonstrations, and “Clara’s Games” (historic children’s games organized by the Vermont Historical Society).

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