|A DAY IN TEMPLE: HOUSES, HORTICULTURE, HISTORY|
A Preliminary Report --
Sat., July 12 was the day of Temple’s long-awaited house tour, A DAY IN TEMPLE: HOUSES, HORTICULTURE, HISTORY. And it was a remarkable day, with more than 350 people from 37 area towns flocking to Temple to participate in the benefit tour of nine houses.
The day’s success was attributable in large part to the homeowners who graciously opened their homes and gardens -- Bill Banks, Helen Davis, Gail Cromwell, Cheryl Hackos & Andrew Milkey, Connie & John Kieley, Dan and Heather Pratt, Ann Sargent, Martha Scott, and Priscilla Weston. The Historical Society can't thank these generous and hospitable friends enough. Comments abounded about what glorious treasures are hidden in the quiet town of Temple.
The other not-so-secret weapon in the success story was the generous, apparently inexhaustible outpouring of time and hard work by Society friends. Nearly 80 volunteers served as guides in the houses, set up tents, laid tables, served lunch, cleaned up -- and generally pitched in on all fronts. It was an outstanding display of true community spirit.
Big Question -- How much money did the event raise for the
restoration of School House No. 6? Stay tuned to this station -- we’re
still crunching #s! Meanwhile, some random statistics (some #s are still
# of volunteers
huge platter of extra sandwiches for folks working on the Common, donated
by the caterer, Fiddleheads Cafe, Hancock|
Rae Barnhisel & John Bauchat
Sandy & Dick Benotti
Jo & Bill Hutchinson
Barbara & Bruce Kantner
Joan & Charles LaRoche
Phyllis MazzaDiane Mize
Mary & Roger Nutting
Gretchen & Bill Orme
Elizabeth & Ed Schubert
Jeannie & Arnie Thibodeau
Underwriters, Sponsors, Patrons
And the winners are . . .
Temple -- 60-minute massage (Wellness Center, Peterborough)
*Dante and Arnie
are both, we’re happy to report, members of the Historical
BRAVO, BRAVISSIMO, ONE AND ALL!
Any and all mistakes,
omissions, or other idiocies are entirely the fault of the
Images of America: Wilton, Temple, and Lyndeborough
The Temple Historical Society announces the impending
publication of a new
Order today to get your autographed copy as soon as books are available!
Another recent acquisition of the Society is a set of note cards bearing a print of Ellie Young’s monochrome watercolor of School House No. 6, created for the House Tour. Cards are available at the store, the library, and the Birchwood. Order Form - Click HERE to download (PDF - Adobe Acrobat File)