Sunday, May 31, 2015

Parades, Pies, Raffle Baskets, Memorial Day.....and another day in Eaton's 220 year history!

The week has finally ended, and what a week it was.  Last Sunday I was  pushed to set up for our event and bake a ton of pies until 2 or 3 in the morning.  Then at dawn it was out to finish setting up for our traditional Eaton Day event, which is held each Memorial Day Monday and celebrates Eaton’s history especially... its founding by Revolutionary War Soldiers and its many other veterans.

The day came together and the weather cooperated allowing us to enjoy hometown America at its best with friends, neighbors, and former residents.  Thank you to all who came out!

As a special tribute to its 20th Anniversary and Eaton’s 220th year I managed to finish a new history book that concentrates on the later years after 1850 in Eaton’s History and a remastered video of the day in 1995… parade and all.  To those who would like a copy you can go to Dougherty’s Pharmacy in Morrisvile and buy a copy or two and support the Old Town of Eaton Museum that made the day and event possible.

Our basket raffle was a success and the winners were Sharon Lloyd- cats, Kay Depuy - flowers, Karen Betz-history, and Barb Keough.  Barb won the wine basket (she put all her tickets in it I bet).

Thanks you to the Goodfriends, Pat Utter, Judy Oplinger, Mike Curtis, Cathy Nagle, and our special guest Tommy Hoe… You guys were great. Thank you to Jim Monahan for the use of the building and grounds!

Thank you to our history speakers Harry Riggall and Bob Betz... we are hoping to do special presentations on Wednesday nights in Eaton in the summer.

For all those who missed the grand finale ....cemetery tour…it was made especially memorable by a huge tree falling on the Morse graves…but luckily missing every stone.  It happened at a most fortuitous time… just before we toured the area! Whew!

As for me...the following morning was spent tearing down with Pat and Barb followed by working all week on ladders and chain saws so today… Sunday…I am resting… and taking this time to remind you to enjoy the day and remember to stop and smell the peonies… they are out!

Here is a clip from the video to make you smile!

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