Maple Fest 2014 Success and Thanks
Hebron Historical Society's participation in Maple Fest 2014 was great fun as well as being a successful fundraiser for the Society. All profits will be applied to building expenses and program costs of The Society.
Old Town Hall was filled to the brim with colorful and interesting quilts, both old and new. The quilts were hung by Nathalie Peltier-Horton who has organized the show for over twenty years. A visitor from out of town said, "Even though it is a small show, it is a beautiful one." For all who visited, the opportunity to ask questions of Nathalie and Karen Strid, in addition to the information provided on each label, made the show even better.
The Tea Cup Auction was a fantastic success. There were items to please everyone from restaurant, hair salon, and service gift certificates to artwork, crafts and themed gift baskets. The Historical Society greatly appreciates donations from the following Hebron businesses: Gina Marie's, Capricorn I Hair Studio, Zen Garden, DaVinci's Pizzaria, Something Simple Café, Dunkin' Donuts, Colonial Country Store, The Hairline, Ted's Supermarket, SiS Designs, the Douglas Library, and Hebron Quick Lube. Also appreciated are our local friends like Tom and Linda Stevenson, Pat Carter, Carolyn Aubin, Andrea Lattanzi, Louise Cassarella, Helen Reardon, and Anne-Marie Piggott. We want to thank both Peter Billard Photography and Radiant Yoga for their donations, and to Mary-Ellen Gonci for her handmade quilt. Other than the quilt drawing, all other donations had their winning tickets drawn at the end of the Show.
Maple Milk was as popular as ever. Thanks to The Farmer's Cow for donating much of the milk and to Ted's Supermarket for providing its refrigeration, we were able to sell 35 gallons of our seasonal, secret recipe drink. Having two-legged cows on site, both male and female, helped sell this favorite beverage.
There was even a bit of room in the Old Town Hall for "Hebron Heritage Photo Project". Peter Billard, its organizer, was there to display many of the photos already scanned and in the collection. He spoke about the project and invited visitors to bring their old photos for the scannings.
Our RHAM High School Honor Society volunteers made all the difference in the success of our sales. These students were willing to help with set-up, sales, and are also on the list for taking down the quilt racks and everything for next year.