To celebrate the improvements at Old Trolley Line, on Saturday October 19, 2019 John Bator, Trust President, gave a short talk followed by a walking tour of the property.
Directional and historical information signage has recently been added to Old Trolley Line. In addition, bikers along the Manhan Bike Trail can now park their bikes at the entrance to Acadia’s portion of Old Trolley Line and include a nice hike into their exercise regimen.
In late August a bridge over a dry creek bed was also installed. Thank You to all the volunteers who helped lift and place the two 500 pound girders into place!
By Bobbe O’Brien & Sue Walz
The sun was shining early on Sept. 21st, for our Fall Plant Sale. It turned out to be the same wonderful weather we had for the spring sale. We had lots of plants to sell and we were very successful. The proceeds of the sale were:
Our many wonderful plant donors and volunteers for the sale were: Mark & Diane Scott, John Counter, Sharon Ostrander-Lepine, Bobbe O’Brien, Beverly Wodicka, Emily Gallivan, Marcie Stock, Peter Jez, Harriet Tatro, Marlies Stoddard, Suzette Jones, Gil Billings, Gerrit Stover, Claire Baker, Darren McQuillan, Dawn Ackley, Deborah August, Linda Bush, Roger Anderson, Molly Goodwin, Sue Walz, Dianne McLane, Marty Klein, Michael Caron, Wendy Hammerle, for gourds, Cheryl Stevens, Deb Bombard, and Lynn Heady for Valley Bloomers plants and, our President, John Bator .
We are particularly grateful to David Stauffer from Easthampton Feed who donated the many succulent plants which went like hotcakes! And to Bart Estes for donating the beautiful cherry bench and donating $120, to Don and Valerie McQuillan for beverages, snacks and gourds, to Roger Perras for the lovely bird houses, to Sue Bishop and Terry Perrea for the raffle items, to Easthampton Savings Bank for displaying the first prize and selling tickets and a special thanks to Ed Procon for processing the cash.
We would also like to thank all the volunteers who helped not only to lug all the plants from John Bator’s yard including John himself, his son Scott, Chris Zagars, Fred Andressen and the many volunteers who helped pot up the plants prior to sale. Thank you all! As always we are very grateful to Mike Superson of Big E’s Supermarket for putting up the tent and supporting the Trust each spring and fall. Thank you, Mike! The very happy raffle winners were: Deborah August, first prize; Annette Szcgiel, second prize Bill Burgart, third prize and Sandy Mumblow, fourth prize.
PCT set up a informational booth at Cultural Chaos this year. Marty Klein put up an enlarged bear photo with a hole where the bear’s face should be so passersby could take a picture of themselves as the furry beast. The presence of the Trust at the event sparked interest among the community, some of whom expressed interest in volunteer work for the Trust.
It was a beautiful sunny Saturday morning for the PCT plant sale. The Trust took in a good amount of proceeds from the event. Raffle and plant sales totaled $ 1,482. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Trust!