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The Waitsfield Historical Society potluck supper will be on Wednesday, April 16, at the United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall in Waitsfield. Supper will be served at 6 p.m. Persons attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share. People with names beginning with A to E are asked to bring a salad, names F to R bring a main dish, and names S to Z, desserts. Have covered dishes at the church by 5:45 p.m. Coffee, tea and cold drinks will be provided. “Sugaring: Then and Now” will be the program presented after the WHS potluck supper. Some experienced sugarmakers in The Valley will share sugaring stories.
The panel features Huguette Abbot, Martin von Trapp, Hadley Gaylord, Paul Hartshorn and his daughter Kathi Orr. Other sugarmakers may attend depending on their busy schedules. “Sugaring is a big part of The Valley and we all have probably visited sugar houses, enjoyed sugar on snow with a big dill pickle and, of course, had maple syrup on our pancakes,” said historical society spokesperson Sandra Reilly.
The steam from the sugar houses signals that spring is really here, even though the snow is lingering on. The program and dinner are free and open to everyone. Check the website, www.waitsfieldhistoricalsociety.com, for more details.