A little note for my
"Super, Super Sized" stalker, "L". I hope
you enjoy the update! Hugs! *:)
EATON column by Nancy
E. Williams 7/17/18 447-5635
Around 120 people enjoyed
the fantastic Fourth of July picnic. Yes, it was hot but you
could get relief under the tent and by going into our beautiful
Crystal Lake. It really does take a village, and it is important
that I thank everyone of them, or this party would never have
happened. First, Sunni and Ralph Wilkewitz for coming up with
this idea umpteen years ago, where it has built up to a huge
number of townspeople and their families. Three of four people
now do what Sunni and Ralph did. Thank you.
To feed a crowd, you
must have good food and even better cooks. Huge thanks to Chris
Kennedy and Tom Head for getting and cooking the burgers, the
hot dogs, the veggie burgers, with or without cheese, and buns.
The guys set up their own tent with grills and organized all
the cooking. Thank you. Salads seemed to be the hit of the day
as it was so hot, and the cold salads couldnt have tasted
better. Add to that the delicious desserts and you have a real
BBQ picnic. Many thanks to everyone who brought delicacies to
share. It was certainly a communal effort.
Thanks to John Hartman
for putting up the banner, and for organizing the putting-up
and taking-down of the big tent. He has it down to a science.
After the tent is up, it is time to move all the picnic tables.
His helpers this year were Chris K., Tom H., Phil Lavori, Don
Gemmecke, Dave Bailey, Mark Griffin, Dick Brisbois, Peter Klose,
Tom Irving, Don Hersey, Larry Nash and Bill Spiess. Thanks to
the Eaton Village Store, who contributed beer, soda, water, and
ice to the hot and hungry guys doing all the heavy duty work.
Thanks to Jeanne Hartman and Judy Fowler for placing the American
flags on the posts, and later taking them down. Thanks to Johnny
and Alana for the use of their 2 trash cans.
The morning of July
4th, many helpers came down to help me set the tables; place
the condiments; organize the plates, napkins and cutlery; put
up some decorations; and later on to clean up. Thanks to Ellie
Irving, Alice Williams, Judy Fowler, Nan E. B., Barb Holmes,
Holly Fortin, Joanne Weld, Jim Hawley, Myriam St. Jacques, and
Polly Vanasse for all their efforts. Wonderful musicians joined
us later to play a lot of tunes, many patriotic ones, of course.
Thanks to Candace Maher (accordion), Marnie Cobbs (fiddle), Elaine
Klose (alto-recorder), Dennis Sullivan (clarinet), and to Tammy
and John Flanigan who played banjo and guitar, respectively.
This music added so much to the festivities.
While Dave B., Noreen
Frizelle, and Cathy Ring were selling raffle tickets, Barb Holmes
talked about the new Eaton Ears communication list and the new
Welcome to Eaton booklet, and Alice W. spoke about the South
Eaton Meetinghouse Fair on August 4. All the girls from Camp
Waukeela came by to serenade all of us on this special day, all
dressed up in red, white, and blue. Nice job, girls. Time for
the big 50/50 raffle (drum roll please). Southern Quint picked
the two winning tickets and Ralph W. read out the numbers for
us all to hear: lucky winners were Judy Fowler ($129) and Bill
S. ($128). I thank everyone for coming, enjoying and reminiscing
with friends and neighbors, and so generously donating to the
raffle. Like I said - it takes a village.
The South Eaton Meetinghouse,
built in 1844, will hold its 42nd annual fundraising gourmet
luncheon fair following the Freedom Old Home Week old timey
parade. Bring the gang. Rummage through the white elephants,
browse the craft vendors, enter the raffle featuring local eateries
and brewers, and check out the baked goods table. Eat up a storm
from the sirloin burgers, bratwurst in beer, pulled pork from
Yankee Smoke House, lamb pita pockets, wild-salmon patties with
special sushi sauce, to the 10 foot salad bar and a vast array
of desserts to die for. Absolutely, positively, dont miss
this one! The food is beyond fabulous. Located at 402 Burnham
Road, corner of Towle Hill Road, South Eaton. Take Horseleg Hill
Road off Rt. 153 just south of Purity Spring Resort in East Madison.
Go to Southeatonmeetinghouse.com or e-mail email@example.com
with questions. (You may drop off items for the White Elephant
table at the Meetinghouse on Thursday, August 2 from noon to
4; Friday, August 2 from 9 to noon; and Saturday, August 4 from
9 to 11 a.m.)
The fall OLLI class
preview is on Wednesday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Granite State
College, 53 Technology Lane, Conway. This new time is to accommodate
people who are working. Hors doeuvres will be provided
by the Valley Gourmet, Sue Ficken. There will be
26 new classes and our semester will start on August 25 with
a Shaker Village Tour and end on December 5 with Creating Origami
Books. Hear about the classes and get your copy of the catalogue.
Do join us to find out about all the upcoming events. FFI call
513-1377 or go to olli.granite.edu
On Saturday, July 21
at 9 a.m. Amy Smagula from DES is giving a presentation and training
on Aquatic Invasive Species in NH waterbodies in the gymnasium
at the Conway Rec Center in Center Conway. Amy will give a 45
minute training talk and slide show, then look at actual plant
specimens. Kits containing all you need to test your own lake
or pond will be available to participants. Please let Marnie
Cobbs know if you will be attending and if you would like a kit.
(447-3877 or firstname.lastname@example.org )
The last two Movie Musical
Mondays for July at the Palmer House Pub at the Inn at Crystal
Lake will be 7/23 Sister Act, and 7/30 Stand
The Little White Church
will be holding its annual meeting Monday, August 6th at 6 p.m.
at the church with a pot-luck dinner following. All officer positions
are up for election/re-election once a year as well as trustees
for two year terms, and of course, the church is alway looking
for volunteers to help with activities and new ideas. The secretary
position is vacant at this time. The annual report will cover
what the church has done in the past year as well as financials
and a peek into what is planned for next year. Inputs from the
public are always most welcome. This is an opportunity to see
how Eatons iconic landmark is governed and what fun things
are going on, so please plan on attending, and also visit our
active and informative website: www.littlewhitechurch.com The
Little White Church is a non-denominational, non-profit corporation.
Mark and Kristy Carbone
have donated their labor and plant materials to create a beautiful
foundation garden in Eaton. The garden combines drought tolerant
plants like Ornamental grasses, Rudbeckia, and Iris to hold up
in the harsh conditions along the side of the Eaton Village Store.
Once established these plants should hold up to the dry conditions
they will live in. We have had fun installing these plants and
will continue to take care of them. They had their own thriving
landscape business in MA, and got sick of the lifestyle there
and moved full time to Eaton. They are happy to be here and we
are happy, too. THANKS
It is that time of year
again at Linda and Dave Sorensens BerryKnoll Farm. Blueberries,
gooseberries, black currants, red currants and champagne currants
(a pinky ivory color and sweeter than black or red) are ready
for picking now. All are $4.25/quart. There are a few raspberries
for $4.25/pint. Daylilies are coming into bloom as well. You
can check out our Facebook page BerryKnoll Pick-Your-Own or go
to our website BerryKnoll.com for up-to-date information. See
you in the berry patch.