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Monroe, CT 06468
February, 2001 Newsleter
We would like to thank all the volunteers and attendees for making the 2000 annual Monroe Historical Society Christmas Fair a tremendous success. A net profit of $5,700 was realized from the event.
We had the best ever response to our plea for baked goods and hand made candy - Also many items for the Nana's attic booth were received.
A special thanks to the following members who worked at the Fair; Barbara Waite, Lynn Shearer, Rosemary Wishneski, Priscilla Bromley, Chris Ehlers, Evelyn Glatt, Nancy Zorena, Pat Rychlik, Judy DiMartino, Jean Weicker, Deb Pothier, Gretchen Davison, Irene Jeruss, Marge Tranzillo, Millie Ohm, John & Jill Tovey, Alea Witt, Louise Wishneski, Mary Forbes, Rita & John Sparano.
A big round of applause to our hard working crafters under the direction of Millie Ohm. Thanks to Pat Rychlik, Barbara Waite, Brenda Schultz, Jean Weicker and Judy Standerford.
Thank you to Phil Jones for the donation of the two Christmas trees for our raffle. The trees were won by Mrs. Bredice of Monroe and Ed Shelomis of Shelton. Phil also donated a large quantity of evergreens along with Dave Solek- Monroe's park ranger for our Mailbox Swags. The nimble fingers of several workers helped to create the swags. Thanks to Chris Ehlers, Linda Tomas, Nancy Manger, "Pam from Mystic," Kay Inderdohnen, Sue Cappucci, Madeline Marshall, Tina Quick, Rita Sparano & Millie Ohm. What would we do without Avon's Skin-So-Soft?
Thanks to Bob Gondar and John Sparano for helping with the Fair in many ways. We definitely need more men to help during the Fair to lighten the workload.
We would like to say at this time that we have had fun chairing the Fair for the past four years. Thank you for your support and encouragement. We would now like to extend the privilege of chairing the event to someone else.
Rita & John Sparano
Buildings and Grounds
The Monroe Historical Society is seeking craftsmen and contractors who would be willing to donate their services toward the maintenance of our buildings and grounds: painting interiors and exteriors, cleaning doors and windows, yearly cleaning of furnaces, plumbing, carpentry, landscape work---mowing, trimming, etc.. Aside from saving and preserving our buildings and grounds, all in-kind services are tax deductible and great publicity for your business. Leave a message at 261-1383 or contact any of the Board members.
With the coming of spring, we are anticipating many class visits to the 1790 East Village-Barn Hill Schoolhouse on Wheeler Road. Each class is met by a greeter who welcomes them to the Old Schoolhouse and gives a brief introduction to the building and to education in the colonial era. Please call Nancy Zorena at 261-8554 if you would like to volunteer as a schoolhouse greeter. All the historical information you need is available at the schoolhouse.