EATON column by Nancy
E. Williams 11/23/21 447-5635
The weekend of December
11th and 12th will be a busy day here in Eaton. The first day
of the Cookie Tour, Saturday, December 11, the Eaton Community
Circle will present a Christmas Take-Out Lunch at the Little
White Church in Eaton from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please e-mail
your preorder to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 447-4365, and
you may pay when you pick your order up. This way the soup/sandwich
people will know how much to make. (It is possible that if you
stop by, you can get an order, but you might not want to take
the chance.) This is your chance to eat really delicious normal
food instead of just cookies.
Now, what can you order?
Menu: For $5.50, Soup or Chili served with bread (choice of butternut
squash, split pea with ham, or turkey chili). For $4.00, Sandwich
on Pita Pocket (choice of egg salad or tuna salad). For $5.50,
Casserole (choice of ham and broccoli mac and cheese, or vegetarian
lasagna). Also you may purchase Desserts such as cookies, bars,
By the way, both Snowvillage
Inn and the Inn at Crystal Lake will be participating in the
cookie tour. Many people sign up a year in advance to try to
go to all the Inns which offer their delectable treats. This
event has grown over the years to a must do during
the holidays. The Inns are beautifully decorated and the experience
of visiting each Inn and receiving very special cookies is memorable,
says Jen Kovach, Owner and Innkeeper at the Snowvillage Inn.
Snowvillage Inn is offering
a chance to win free tickets to the Inn-to-Inn cookie tour December
11th and 12th. Each Wednesday night people who enjoy Locals
Night will also have an opportunity to enter a drawing to win
two tickets to this years cookie tour. The winner will
be drawn on Wednesday, December 8th. Country Inns in the White
Mountains provide holiday revelers with the ultimate in sweet
dreams at the 24th Annual Inn to inn Holiday Cookie and Candy
Tour held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each of the two days.
Chosen by editors of
New Hampshire Magazine as The Best Sugar High, $500
of the proceeds from the event will benefit End 68 Hours of Hunger.
Established in New Hampshire in 2011, this weekend program puts
nourishing food in the hands of school children to carry them
through the weekend. End 68 Hours of Hunger is a
private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately
68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between
the free lunch they receive in school Friday and the free breakfast
they receive in school Monday.
The cookie tour stretches
from Jackson to Eaton, NH, with nine inns opening their doors
to those in search of fabulous holiday treats, recipes and decorating
ideas. No inn is more than fifteen minutes from the next, with
many much closer.
Inns participating in
the tour this year in addition to Eatons Snowvillage Inn
and The Inn at Crystal Lake and Pub; Inn at Ellis River and Wildcat
Inn in Jackson; Cranmore Inn, Eastman Inn, and Samuel OReilly
House in North Conway Village; The Farmstand in Chocorua; and
Admiral Peary Inn Bed and Breakfast in nearby Fryeburg, Maine.
The Little White Church
in Eaton is pleased to offer two concerts of seasonal music to
be performed by pianist and composer Dana Cunningham, together
with cellist Max Dyer. The musicians will offer two programs
of similar content, the first on December 11 at 7:00 p.m. (the
doors open at 6:30), with the second on December 12th, a matinee
performance at 4:00 p.m. (doors open at 3:30).
Tickets are available
online at www.danacunningham.com, at White Birch Books in North
Conway, and at the Eaton Village Store (at the store only until
December 1st). Online tickets will not be mailed, but will be
held at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination will be required,
and seating will be limited to 100 people.
The concerts resume
a beloved and long-standing tradition at the Little White Church,
which was interrupted in 2020 due to the pandemic. The music
will feature selections from Danas beloved Christmas album,
Silent Night, as well as newer compositions and arrangements,
including music released last year (to critical acclaim) on EP
What I Hear. Both of these albums are available on
all streaming platforms as well as on Danas website. In
addition to celebrating the approaching holiday season and the
advent of winter, the concerts will provide the second opportunity
this year for the public to enjoy the churchs historic
piano. The 1908 Steinway has been recently fully restored thanks
to the generosity of the local community.
News from the Eaton
Town Hall has the Potter Road bridge marching along to a completion
very soon. Keep your fingers crossed for no more rain.
I want to wish everyone
a very Happy Thanksgiving this year. These past two years have
not been easy due to the pandemic, but we need to thank our families,
our friends, our teachers, our Veterans, our coaches, our clergy,
our Police and Fire Departments and EMTs, our doctors and
nurses who all work tirelessly to keep us safe. We all have someone,
something to be thankful for, so please use that special word
often this whole week. THANK YOU EVERYONE in my life!