December Celebrations — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard




Well, you can’t be in 2 places at once, so Tom and I enjoyed a delicious lunch with the VT Standard family at the Public House in Quechee on 11/19!   As a result, I missed the Reach Out community turkey luncheon sponsored by Tyson Ladies Aid and Tyson Church.  I understand from Kathy Lynds that there was “an amazing array of delicious food made by at least 14 Ladies Aid and church members.”

Teens from Windsor County Youth served those who were unable to negotiate the buffet table.  Sorry to have missed visiting with everyone.  Kristen Jarvi even brought Bill over for the event.  There will not be a luncheon in December, but plan to attend the 3rd Thursday in January!

The sock, mitten, and hat tree is located in the downstairs community room at the church and will be accepting donations until December 13th, then these items will be given to Black River Valley Good Neighbor for distribution.  Bought or homemade items can be given to Sandie Small at the Plymouth Town Office or left at the Green Mountain Sugar House, if you cannot bring them to the church on a Sunday.

Get ready for the Coolidge Historic Site Holiday Open House on Saturday, 12/5.  Decorations will reflect what was popular during the late 19th century and will include winter exhibits at the Museum and Education Center, Aldrich House, and the 1924 Summer White House office.  The Cheese Factory will be open, as usual with a nice variety of cheeses.  Something enjoyable for everyone – sleigh rides, old-time music, children’s holiday activities, and also craft demonstrations.

Plan to enjoy a snack or lunch at the Wilder House Restaurant from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, where Tyson Ladies Aid will have a nice array of food, including homemade pies, hearty soups and chili, plus several hot beverages.  Also, please note the special cancellation at the historic Plymouth post office.

I enjoyed seeing Jay Flaster at Shaws the other day and learned that Julia just had her 1st birthday.  She is a petite and pretty little girl in contrast to my grandson, Landon, who was with me and huge for his age (2½)!  Did you know that you can obtain a Fruit Card at Shaws which entitles youngsters who accompany you to a free apple or banana?

Being away, I missed November birthdays and will probably forget to include some.  Please feel free to let me know if I missed you!  Willow Bascom (11/2), Karen Evans (11/7), and Mary Jane Crockett (11/8).

The season of Advent starts on Sunday, 11/29.  This 4 week period prior to Christmas is important in preparing for the birth of Jesus, the Christ.  Feel free to join us at Tyson Church for our 10:30 AM Sunday morning worship services as we open our hearts to the Light of the World.  We will have our Service of Remembrance on Sunday, 12/6 at 4:00 – a time to acknowledge our feelings of missing loved ones no longer with us to celebrate the Holidays.  We will light candles in remembrance.  Also, mark your calendars for our annual Community Candlelight Service at 7:00 PM on 12/20.

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