New Town Clerk, Book Club selections, Camp Plymouth State Park opening and upcoming Strawberry Festival! ~ Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard

5/16/22

Well, seems like we might have bypassed spring and jumped right into summer! We were more than 10 degrees warmer than my cousin in Charleston SC a few days last week. The sun has been delightful, but rain is needed and appears to be arriving later today (Monday). There is still a fire hazard that has understandably caused Joe to be cautious with issuing fire permits.

I am pleased to announce that Jaclyn Olmstead is the new Town Clerk. She is well-known in town, having grown up in Plymouth, daughter of Jan and Randy Shimp. Best of luck as she learns this new job and interacts with folks!

The Book Group has chosen selections for the next three month. For June, it is the Little Paris Book Shop by Nina George. One review notes: “Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls.” Sounds like an interesting read for 6/15.

The Vanderbiltsby Anderson Cooper will be discussed on 7/13 and The Lincoln Highwayby Amor Towles is slated for 8/10.

Tiffany and Chris are back at Camp Plymouth State Park and already hard at work readying for the opening at 10 AM on Friday, 5/27. if the current weather is any indication, many of us will be heading to the beach for a swim. Dogs on a lease are permitted, but not on the beach. Park Fees are currently: $4 per adult ages 14 and over, $2 per child ages 4-13, $0 per child ages 3 and younger.

Purchasing a pass, good at any VT State Park is economically advantageous: $90 – vehicle pass admits up to 8 ppl in a vehicle with seatbelts. This pass is PER vehicle and gets connected to your license plate so it cannot be shared between two cars. $50 – additional vehicle pass price for those who use two vehicles for their families coming to the park. $30 – individual pass good for that individual’s entry for the entire season. For $30 you can obtain a punch pass good for 10 adult entries giving a savings of $10 dollars.

There is no reason to miss out, so check out the Venture Vermont Challenge as a fun way to get free day use entry to any park for this season and next. Families, kids, adults, anyone, can fill out this form, take photos, submit the form and photos, and you will have earned yourself a cool medallion and free day use entry for each individual that completes the program. Also, libraries offer day use coupons, too.

Please note that the Annual Strawberry Festival will happen again at the park this year on Wednesday, 6/22 after a Covid hiatus. More details to follow, but mark your calendars!

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