Eaton, NH

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Welcome to Eaton, NH!!! A small town built around a mountain lake that will not only take you back in time, but will take your breath away. Outside of it's natural beauty, we have some wonderful Inns and businesses that will leave you warm & cozy and wanting to come back for more.

From a piece of heaven,,,,,,,,



EATON column by Nancy E. Williams 9/19/23 447-5635


Eaton Fest, put on by the Eaton Village Preservation Society on August 27 at Waukeela Camp for Girls, was a huge success. With only a hint of rain in the air, the Craft Fair was well attended, with special booths for Eaton’s Little White Church, the South Eaton Meeting House, Waukeela Camp, and many other artisan booths with local artists. The pulled pork sandwich, cole slaw, corn on the cob, corn bread, and a super delicious brownie really hit the spot, as did the iced tea, lemonade, and cold water which quenched everyone’s thirst.

Thanks to Dean Williams for bringing up the prices for the top three pies, with the others following for $25 each. Thanks to our wonderful bakers. To top it off, the Simon Crawford Band played song after familiar song to liven up the party. I can attest that for the last song, four of us were dancing away: Kevin Flynn, Jen Kovach, Karen Kovach and myself. All in all, it was a lovely day to eat and reminisce with family and friends. Thanks to Jen and Kevin and all the board for all their hard work!

I’m sure many Eatonites drove to the Farmstand in Tamworth on September 3 to hear our beloved Alana MacDonald and her wonderfully talented band perform many old favorites and some new songs, too. Unfortunately, I was out of town that week with a dear friend and wasn’t able to attend. Definitely next time, Alana!

It has taken a while, but I’m now announcing the birth of Silas Palmer Crabbs born on May 11th at Memorial Hospital to mom Marianna Brotherton Crabbs and dad Jake Crabbs of Snowville, NH. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and joins Isaac, 5, and Henrietta, 2. The grandparents are Steve and Janice Brotherton of Bartlett, NH, and John and Muriel Crabbs of Hanover, PA. Congratulations to you all on your super new edition. (Sorry I’m so late)

Save the date!! Our Annual Kayaks and Casseroles event will be October 1, starting at 4:30 p.m. Come to the Eaton Beach on Crystal Lake with your kayak or other watercraft right at 4:30. The parade of decorated (or not) kayaks, canoes, etc., will begin at 5:00 p.m. We will paddle across the lake, beach our transportation, walk to the Little White Church and enjoy a Pot Luck dinner around 6. After dinner take a beautiful starlight ride back to the beach. Feel free to bring a side dish or side salad. Pot Luck items can be dropped off at the church before launch time. All are welcome! Skip the boating and just come for dinner. There is no fee for this fun event. Donations are happily accepted.

The Conway Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Conway Transfer Station, 755 East Conway Road. This includes the towns of Albany, Bartlett, Conway, Eaton, Jackson, Madison, Hale’s Location, and Hart’s Location. 5 gallon limit per household. Public must stay inside their vehicles. Local contractors cannot transport waste to this event.

The big weekend is almost here! Our Kennett High School turns 100 years old this year and the Alumni Association has been super busy lining up great events for us all. What have they planned? How about a parade, 2 movies, sports, concerts, and fireworks just for starters. They have just added a program for the “100 Years of Kennett Cabaret on Thursday, September 21, at the new Kennett High School, whereas most of the other events will take place at the old Kennett High, where so many of us went (myself included). You can catch the two movies, “Conway Boy” and “Conway Girl,” on Friday 4:30 p.m. or on Saturday at noon, both at the Majestic Theater.

Make sure to see the huge parade starting at around 6 p.m. on Friday, followed by food trucks, the local band Rek-lis, all down at the old building. To top off Friday’s events will be the biggest fireworks display ever starting around 9:15 p.m. Saturday’s events include the opening of a time capsule, tours of the building, a chance to buy Saralyn Smith’s book, named “100 years of Eagle Pride,” lots of sporting events, with a varsity football game at 2 p.m., and later honoring our ski teams at the Ski Museum from 4 to 7 p.m.

Congratulations to you all for such a fabulous job of giving us a big celebration!! (My class knows what we are doing on Thursday, right?)



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