EATON column by Nancy
E. Williams 6/15/21 447-5635
Guess what? The July
4th BBQ is on this year! We sure missed it last year, but it
is a go. I was just able to order the special 4th of July plates
and napkins from Sams Club, and thankfully, my two top
chefs are back again to cook the burgers and dogs - Chris Kennedy
and Tom Head. This wouldnt happen without them, I assure
you. July 4th is on a Sunday, so our Eaton Beach will be swarming
with happy townspeople. Make sure to write this date down on
your calendar right away.
As in the past, the big
tent will need to go up the night before, Saturday, July 3rd.
Well meet at the beach at 5 to do this. Any strong able-bodied
men or women will be needed to raise the tent, which with John
Hartman leading it, will go up like clockwork. We will also need
to move some picnic tables. Then on Sunday, July 4th, I would
like people to help me put the tablecloths on the table and get
everything set up for the food tables. Lets meet at 10:30
a.m. The picnic will begin at noon and continue until the burgers
and dogs are all eaten, so come early if you want a good lunch.
We will provide hot dogs and hamburgers, cheese, onions, ketchup,
mustard and relish and potato chips. If everyone could bring
along a side dish, such as cole slaw, potato salad, fruit salad,
hors doeuvres of any kind, your favorite desserts: pies,
brownies, cookies, cake or whatever suits your fancy. This picnic
brings out the best and most delicious food youve ever
had. Bring along your family, friends, neighbors, and have a
nice swim in our beautiful Crystal Lake, soak up some sun, and
enjoy the holiday spirit right here in Eaton. We will also need
help taking down the tent on Monday, July 5.
The Selectmen want you
to know that there is a new policy that prohibits fireworks on
ALL town-owned land. Please abide by this new rule for everyones
safety in these dry weeks. Also the Selectmen will be meeting
at the Town Hall the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4
to 6 starting on July 6.
I hope you have been
stopping by the OPEN Eaton Village Store recently. The choices
are delicious for breakfast and lunch items. Dont miss
the chocolate chip cookies. Take a look at the new items in the
store part which would make nice gifts from our beautiful Eaton.
Little Field Farm stand
has Peters famous bread and eggs for now on Saturdays,
but they hope to have pizza, croissants, and pretty soon, fresh
Snowvillage Inn continues
to dazzle with fabulous food from Wednesday to Saturday from
5 to 8:30 p.m. On Wednesday, they try to provide lovely sunsets
and will indeed have live music from 6 to 8:30. Dont forget
to check out Joe Vigers excellent photography at the SVI
for the months of June and July. His pictures are dynamite.
Did you know that Kathy
Day has opened up the I Do Dreams Bridal Shop in
her home at 663 Brownfield Road right here in Eaton? She is offering
new and like-new gowns for brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the
bride or groom, and prom dresses in varying styles, sizes and
colors. Veils and petticoats are also available. Her prices range
from $2 to $200, perfect for those on a post-COVID
budget. The shop may be a little off the beaten path but the
trip will definitely be worthwhile. Come visit and see for yourself.
Open by chance or by appointment at (603) 447-4334. Thanks, Kathy,
and I hope you get lots of people stopping by.
Important added information:
We need volunteers to build picnic tables on Saturday, June
26 at 9 a.m. Call Dick Fortin for details at 447-2391.