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|Monroe Historical Society
Monroe, CT 06468
July, 2002 Newsletter
May 19 Program
Joyce Baran, a former Monroe resident and Vice President of Merchandising and Design for Liz Claiborne Intimates, presented "From Corsets to Consciousness", Sunday, May 19th at the East Village Meeting House.
This was a very interesting program and one we would like to have repeated in the future.
Our tag sale, held on Saturday, June 15 at the Old Schoolhouse was very successful. We had a large crowd of interested buyers, in spite of the drizzly weather; and we raised $600.00 to be used to help maintain our buildings
Thank you to everyone who donated items for this sale and to all who worked on Saturday and during the weeks proceeding the sale to pick up items from donors, price, and display them.
Brian and Nancy Zorena, Debbie Pothier, and Rosemary Wishneski put in many hours before the sale picking up and pricing goods. On the day of the sale, Bob and Marge Tranzillo, Nancy Zorena, Louise Wishneski, Judy Standerford and Debbie Pothier all took their turn at the "cash register."
Please keep us in mind as you clean out your attic, basement, barn or garage and donate any used items in saleable condition. We plan to make this an annual event.
Help us with our New Recipe Book
After several years and many requests, we are planning to update and reprint our recipe book. All of the original recipes will be included along with new ones. We will have this book ready for sale at the Christmas Fair this year.
Please send any recipes you would like to have included to Chris Ehlers, 12 Tollgate Road, Monroe, CT 06468, email her at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 261-2029. The deadline for inclusion is September 15.
This annual summer workshop for children was a big success this year. We had 28 children attending and raised over $1500. We also had two very special guests this year. On Tuesday, Bill Wickson showed us how sheep are sheared and on Wednesday, Joan Verniero, a local author, led a poetry and writing class and everyone got to try their hand at writing with a quill pen and ink.
Because of the wonderful response this year, we are planning to hold several one-day workshops during the fall. Please call Judy Standerford,
268-5511, or email email@example.com to be placed on the mailing list for these upcoming events
We could never do this program without all the enthusiastic volunteers who help. Teachers this year were Brenda and Meghan Schultz, Millie Ohm, Rachel Wolfe, Karen Woodford, Marcia Coffey and Gloria Bannay. Our younger "camp counselors" were Amanda and Abigail Schultz, Carly Wolfe, Sarah Iannarone, Megan Crouch, Jennifer Coffey, Rebecca Woodford, and Krista Whiteman. Brian Zorena was there as always to make the ice cream and to help us with set-up and clean-up; and Ed Woodford , besides helping with clean-up, also transported the sheep to and from the Beardsley House.
We have been doing this workshop for 15 years and have had a wonderful group of children every year. Besides being fun and educational for the children it has been a constant, dependable fundraiser for the society.
Thanks to everyone who helped this year and to all those who have helped in the past!