To The Daily Sun,
The Gilford Historical Society wants to thank all who made the summer Farmer's Market a success. First of all, all those who came to the market and bought items-produce, pastries, and crafts.
We want to thank those who volunteered at the hospitality table. Brenda Trudeau (and her husband Andy Trudeau, who would come to set up the tent), Sue King, Terri Bobseine, Carmel Lancia (whose idea it was to have a farmer's market and who did the organizing), Karin Landry for putting the signs out before she would go to work and Pete Allen and Patrick and Kyle Gandini, who were a big help in taking down the tent and putting everything away. We want to thank Bill and Sally Bickford of Kitchen Craving's for donating the coffee every week.
Since the vendors' fees went into the fund to restore the Rowe House roof with new wood shakes, we wanted our customers to be able to see the interior of the house and were pleased that 118 people signed in and took the tour. We want to thank the 13 volunteers who gave tours of the Rowe House. They are: Sue and Pete Allen, Sue Colburn, Beth Egan, Sue King, Kathy Lacroix, Steve Melbourne, Diane Mitton, Anne Montminy, Brenda O'Brian, Bill Reed, Jane Rollins, and Rosemary Shannon.
We want to thank Dan-The Muzik Man- who was there almost every Saturday with his keyboard to serenade us with his music. Many people would buy a coffee and pastry and sit down, enjoy his music and visit.
We want to thank Rosemary Murphy who volunteered her time to paint children's faces (and arms and hands). Children went away with smiles on their faces.
We want to thank the Opechee Garden Club members who have been working diligently all season to maintain the gardens at the Rowe House. Many people have commented on how beautiful they were.
We want to thank our sponsors, Belknap Landscaping Company, Gilford True Value, Kitchen Cravings, MacDonald's Veterinary Services, and Patrick's Pub and Eatery. We also thank the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation for its continuing support of Gilford's Thompson-Ames Historical Society.
All the volunteers were willing to donate their time and energy to make the Gilford Famer's Market a success and we thank them all. We realize that the 1838 Rowe House is a gem in our town and we are willing to work on phase one of the restoration, replacing the wood shake roof before damage is done to the interior. The next phase will be the repointing of the chimneys and brick work.
Gilford Historical Society
Gilford Farmer's Market
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