Coolidge Holiday Open House and Plymouth Events for December — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard

Pam Bruno, Sally Scarp, and Sandie Small staffed the Wilder House for the Ladies Aid Society in 2014

Pam Bruno, Sally Scarp, and Sandie Small staffed the Wilder House for the Ladies Aid Society in 2014


So many people in the area these past several days.  I guess the holiday weekend may be one reason, but judging from the various license plates, the World Cup at Killington seemed to have brought folks from all over the country!

Ages ago Tom and I made plans to meet friends from MA in Weston at the VT Country Store on Friday.  I guess I wasn’t paying attention because the Craft Fair was taking place at the Playhouse.  Needless to say there was quite a crowd.  We were very glad that we had a reservation for lunch at the Bryant House.

It seems like so much is happening in December.  Please join us at Tyson Congregational Church at 4:00 PM on 12/4 for our Service of Remembrance.  We will be lighting candles for those loved ones no longer with us to celebrate the Holidays.  All are welcome and we are handicapped accessable.

There will be many wonderful events at the Coolidge Holiday Open House on 12/10.  The museum buildings will be open 10:00 AM–4:00 PM.   At 11:00 AM consider coming to a reading by Willem Lange of “Favor Johnson: A Christmas Story,”   At 12:30 PM, poet Carol Johnson Collins of South Duxbury will read poems based on her life growing up on Vermont farms, with Louli Zeichner of Northfield accompanying her on the banjo.  There will be organ and piano music by Steve Morse throughout the day and carol singing in the church at 1:30 PM.

Also, you can enjoy homemade soups and pies at the Wilder House, sponsored by Tyson Ladies Aid.  Let’s not forget the Vintage Hat Fashion Show at 3:00 PM, organized by the Black River Academy Museum, with a prize for the best “Great Winter Hat”!  The event would not be complete without fiddle music by Adam Boyce and wagon/sleigh rides with Fred.  And of course there will be craft demonstrations, samples at the Plymouth Cheese Factory and the special holiday postal cancellation.

Then on Sunday, 12/11 from 2-4 PM you can participate in the Craft workshop at the Plymouth Schoolhouse Community Center and make wonderful Christmas decorations for a donation of only $2.00.  Bring your appetite, prepare some food and join the potluck.  Childcare will be available on-site for only $10.00 per child for the 2 hour event (space is limited, so contact Lauren Skaskiw @ 802 855 7566 or to reserve a childcare spot and RSVP for the Crafting event).

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