Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard


What strange weather – almost balmy as I write this on Mon! This weekend should make it feel more like Christmas with the happenings at the Historic Site on 12/9. I thought I would mention the menu that Tyson Ladies Aid is planning for lunch at the Wilder House – chili, a variety of soups, hotdogs, pie & baked goods. They will be open from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM, so breakfast, mid-morning or mid-afternoon snacks, or lunch are all covered! Funds that are raised are used for a number of community needs. Don’t forget the Memory Tree lighting will take place at 3:00 PM & there are all sorts of fun things all day long.

I would love to have more news about what our students are doing, but I am only able to find out a few things here & there. I learned recently that Emily Dupont, a 7th grader at WUMS is still pursuing dance at Vermont Center for Dance Education in Rutland – Ballet, Jazz & Point, as well as being in a number of other activites.

Ian Dupont is in 9th grade & deserves a big cheer for making honor roll for the 1st quarter – Magna Cum Laude! He is gearing up for their 2/15-3/2/12 school trip to Panama City & Chagres National Park. They will also be working with children at the Malambo Orphanageo & participating in meaningful community service & exchange activities in a local school. It is an expensive trip & Ian still has a way to go to earn the money, even though he has worked on the raffle & Poinsettia sale. There is still time to order oranges & grapefruit from Ian (672-3170 – 4490 Route 100, Plymouth) until 12/14. Donations can be made by checks payable to: Woodstock Union High School – please note Ian Dupont’s name in the legend/memo field.

Some of you may remember when local author Jon Clinch was our speaker at the Reach Out Luncheon. Well, he has a new book to be released 1/15/13 – The Thief of Auschwitz. His earlier books focused on American roots, but in this new one he looks at a very different subject with sympathy, vision, & compassion. To learn more, visit

Don’t forget the Annual Candelight Service at Tyson Church at 7:00 PM on Sunday, 12/16. This celebration is also a time for the community to gather & we always enjoy a nice array of cookies afterward!

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