Elizabeth Welling Hathorn & Flag Day a Success – Thanks to all!

We had a beautiful day for our celebration on the 14th. Thank you all for your help!

Dave and Daryl Rudy prepared the lawn and hiking path for us.

Evarist Lemay led the Pledge of Allegiance and Tony Cosimano gave a lovely rendition of the National Anthem on trumpet, followed by Town Supervisor reading the official proclamation of Elizabeth Welling Hathorn Day, to kick off the day of educational fun.

Here’s the proclamation:

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About 50 people attended and were treated to demonstrations:

Spinning: Susan Logothetis of the Wallkill Valley Spinning and Weaving Guild

Colonial Needlework: Cindy Hopper of Sewcology

Colonial women’s dress: Robin and Corrie Chandler

Colonial harp music: Corrie Chandler

Hand scything by Joe Kisty

Peddler’s Cart: Select goods to raise funds by Jean and Cushman May, with Mary Hope Lewis.

Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plants Walk: Roger Flaum

Tours of Hathorn House by Kevin Hathorn and Cindy & Michael McDonald

Library table of colonial interest books and colonial game of “Graces” by Lauren Angle and Diane Aimone of the Albert Wisner Public Library

Refreshment table by Melody Olsen.  Cookies by Ann Jordan, Pat McConnell, Jeanette Wheeler.  Water bottles provided by ShopRite of Warwick

Flag decorations by John Niellands and Carol Ann Cesare

The event raised nearly $2,000 to begin the fund to repair the porch.

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