Local Inns Offer Dining Specials; Preview of July 4 Celebrations at President Coolidge Homestead — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard

Plymouth residents and friends queuing up at Wednesday’s Strawberry Festival (photo: S. Poirier)

Strawberry Festival music was offered by Adam Boyce and Sue Hunt (photo: S. Poirier)


Unsettled weather continues, but there have been some simply wonderful days. One of them was the day of the annual Strawberry Festival. This event, a collaborative effort of Plymouth Emergency Services, Tyson Ladies Aid, and Tyson Church drew a large crowd of local folks and visitors to Camp Plymouth State Park on 6/20, where a light breeze helped to keep the bugs at bay while everyone ate and enjoyed music by Adam Boyce and Sue Hunt. As usual, there was much excitement as friends, family and visitors won many marvelous raffle prizes! Thanks to the hard workers, park staff and everyone who participated and joined in the fun.

Here is an interesting promotional idea by Tina and Bruce at the Inn at Water’s Edge, in addition to their regular weekly Thursday evening dinners. Enjoy a free 4 course birthday dinner on Saturday or Sunday during the one week prior to or following your birthday. As always call 802-228-8143 at least 48 hours in advance to make a reservation and be sure seating is available. You will need to bring your license for verification!

The Echo Lake Inn is currently offering a $32 pairing special, which includes a beverage with your meal. Reservations are requested by calling 802-228-8602. They will be serving dinner this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but plan to be open on Wednesdays after 7/11.

Don’t forget the many special events taking place at the President Coolidge Historic Site on July 4th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to celebrate the birth of our nation, plus the birthday of Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President. There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Union Christian Church, then at 10 AM watch the induction of 20 new US citizens. At noon the people parade to the gravesite, led by the Vermont National Guard.

You can enjoy lunch at the Wilder House with free birthday cake before you take advantage of the many other ongoing activities – wagon rides, music by the Springfield Springers old-time string band, cheese making at the Plymouth Artisan Cheese Factory, children’s games on the Aldrich House lawn, spinning demonstrations by Fiber Arts in Vermont, and the Plymouth Historical Society’s one-room schoolhouse exhibit, in addition to the Coolidge Cup National Debate Tournament and Calvin Coolidge impersonator, Tracy Messer at 4:00.

While there check out the “More Than Two Words: The Life and Legacy of Calvin Coolidge” exhibit and the new, “Presidential Holiday: The Coolidge Summer Retreats, 1924-1928.” For further information, call 802-672-377

There was one property transfer to note: 6/14/18, 325 Dix Hill Road for $310,000, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science and Jean Pimm to Steven and Marcheta Dalene.

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