Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard.
Well, another successful Strawberry Festival. According to Chris at the park, the count was 360, including those who worked at the Festival. I believe that is a few less than last year, but it was still a wonderful cooperative effort and a fabulous gathering. I just love meandering around and visiting with folks I don’t ordinarily see. It was nice to have Sally and Bruce Markwell back in town and they pitched right in. Music by Adam Boyce and Sue Hunt set a nice tone for the evening. Many thanks to all who came over and joined the fun and to those who donated time, effort, items and food!
The Notch will be hopping on the 4th. The Naturalization Ceremony, hosted by the Coolidge Foundation and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will take place at 10:00 AM. The Procession to Cemetery with the Vermont National Guard laying the wreath from the White House will begin at noon. At 1:00 PM, Cal Thomas will interview President Coolidge (portrayed by impersonator Tracy Messer), then the group reading of the Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge will commence. Contact Ryan Kline in the Coolidge Foundation office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-672-3389 Ext. 113 to volunteer to read a part! The final rounds of the Coolidge Cup National Debate Tournament will begin at 2:00 PM.
By the way, if you are interested in learning about fly fishing, lessons are being given at Hawk Mtn Resort with Kathy Ehlers. Rod, reel and equipment are available for the lesson. Call 802-672-3811 ext 2 to learn more.
Tyson Ladies Aid was pleased to award Andrew Buchan-Groff one of the two scholarships that they give out each year. A graduate of WUHS, he will be going to UVM in the fall. We have considerable talent in our small town! Please note that a new edition of Jon Clinch’s book, Finn, is in bookstores, with a passionate introduction by Oscar winner Jared Leto.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Dick Turner. The Celebration of Life last Saturday was a wonderful tribute to him and his legacy will live on.