Always, as winter ends and spring beckons, our hearts are drawn back to the short, dark days of loss. Whether expected or unexpected, whether we know the same day or later, the immediacy of telephone and internet soon inform us that those we loved, admired, and respected are no longer here. This year, the loss of so many wonderful friends injected added chill into those long cold months.
Beginning on May 17, a new Flea Market will be held every third Saturday of the summer, on the grounds of the Manchester Community Library, 3879 Hancock Highway in Equinunk, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors are welcome to reserve space for the modest fee of $5.00. Small tables are available for an additional $5.00. The site features ample parking. Light refreshments are available for purchase. Call 570-224-6399 or 570-224-8500 to confirm a space. Shoppers can expect to find books, household items, antiques, and - more books. Rain or shine. The library is located approximately two miles south of the center of Equinunk on Route 191 (a.k.a. the Hancock Highway).
There are many aspects of the Equinunk Historical Society Car Show, not the least being the cameraderie that develops amongst team members as they work on this event year after year. Our 15th Car Show will take place on Saturday, June 21st on the lovely Pine Mill Rd. property, at the invitation of Mel Freilich and Caren Raphael.
As you surely know, this is our major fund-raiser each year. We do not charge any exhibitor nor is there a gate fee for attendees. We rely strictly on donations from our sponsors and donors and from our guests’ freely given donations. Each year the show grows in popularity and size. More amazing vehicles pull onto the field, and more visitors come to see them, to enjoy the vendors, food and music.
What makes it all come together is the willing efforts of a large group of VOLUNTEERS. If you would like to be part of the show, call the EHS office at 570-224-6722 and leave a message if no one is in the office. Another mainstay of the day are the contributors. We have published a coupon on page 8 of this issue for your ease in helping out. Each DONOR is listed on the program given out on the day of the Car Show.
Our SPONSORS are the lifeblood of the event. They make their contributions early in April and because of their help, we are able to pay the bills as preparations begin. Sponsors are listed alphabetically on the flyer. We thank the sponsors regularly and loudly because it is their help that makes the Car Show possible. We ask you to support these very special friends. ~Linda Wescott
Presenting: With a flourish and smiles all around, the new 2013 – 2014 Equinunk Historical Society Board of Directors. Donna Burrowes, Recording Secretary; Sherry Zona, Corresponding Secretary; Bob Wood, outgoing President; Harold Butler, Treasurer; (back) Gardie Mueller, 2nd Vice President; Richard Stowe, Art Flynn, President; Pat Wilson, 1st Vice President. Absent: John Fletcher
These are the outstanding, caring individuals who give their time, their talents, and their creativity to keep the Equinunk Historical Society running smoothly. Their contributions and support can’t be adequately described in this space. We owe them our thanks each and every day. There are so many individuals who help out regularly! We are truly blessed. We tried to thank them all in the last issue of the Manor, but we can’t close this page without voicing thanks once again to our tireless Office Manager, Carol Ann MacMaster. We are quite a family indeed!
Our First “Word” from Art
Hello to everyone associated with EHS. I am proud to be taking over the reins as President of the Equinunk Historical Society. I have a big pair of shoes to fill after the wonderful job Bob Wood did as President. He was a great President, with a lot of knowledge of the area and the people who lived here in the past and those who live here now.
With the assistance of all those on the Board and others associated with the Society, we will continue working toward the goals set forth by the Board. I also look forward to working with the Car Show Committee and the Joel Hill Saw Mill crew.
Sandy and I have enjoyed helping support the Mill by building bird houses and flower boxes from the rough cut wood supplied by the mill. We are also working on frames for some mill photos. These will be ready in the spring.
Don’t forget the Calder Café on the First Friday night of each of the winter months. This program went over very well last year and Pat Wilson is working hard to make it successful again this year. I will be working on some songs to sing, so come out and set a spell. We started November 1st and will continue until the First Friday in April. Enjoy the fellowship and the music.~Art Flynn