Judith Grover tent 17 Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War met on Monday, Sept. 13 at the Grange Hall. A cookout was held before the meeting. Nine members, three members from Stoneham tent and two guests, were present. Next meeting bring candy for the Veterans' Home.
On Oct. 23 the monument committee will have a table at the Craft Fair at Woodstock Elementary School. Starting in October, meetings will be held at the home of Alice Hoyt. It was reported that four members attended the Grange 135 Anniversary party. The tent was invited to join Stoneham tent 19 for a meeting and initiation on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. Twenty calls were reported. Mystery money went to Deptartment pig for Deptartment President Michelle to use as needed. Time to think about getting items together for Togus Christmas also. Beth Hoover served a guide. A flag-retiring ceremony was held after the meeting.
There will be a special program at the Whitman Memorial Library in October; look for more about it next week.
The Woodstock Extension group met on Wednesday at the Town Conference Room. The program for this coming year was discussed. New members are always welcome.
Services at the Baptist Church are Sunday school at 9:15, morning worship at 10:30, evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at 6:30 is prayer meeting. September 26, Don and Carol Merritt will be at the church. October 15-17 is Fall Bible Conference on Baptist history. Jeff Faggart, Pastor of Harest Baptist Church in Rockwell, NC will be preaching.
At the September meeting of the Woodstock Historical Society the first of two videos on Old Sturbridge Village was shown. At the Freeman farm heirloom vegetables were raised. In the Central Village people were more fashion aware and concerned with the looks of their property around the common. There was a meeting house, Salem house, the Fenno house, a store, a blacksmiths, print shop and shoemakers. Thanksgiving to the 4th of July holidays were celebrated. The past illuminates the present at Old Sturbridge. Next meeting will be a baked bean supper and second video.
We live inland in Bryant Pond but it is as interesting as the coast around about. We have attractive towns, lakes, mountains, woods, valleys and streams, wildlife is abundant, recreation is enjoyable. In short, we have everything to make life great. There are great museums in the area, so it is rich culturally as well. Here is New England at its best.