Sweet Season fireworks fundraiser

On Saturday, May 7, Sweet Season Farm Café will donate all the proceeds from breakfast and lunch to the Washington Bicentennial Fireworks Fund. Up to $500, except for the meals tax they collect for the state, Ed, Virginia and Dennis are giving every cent rung into the register from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. to help light up our sky at our August bicentennial celebration. This is a terrific chance (and a great idea from Ed) to purchase a delicious meal at Sweet Season Café and help enhance the fireworks display.

Clean up at the fire station

Washington Fire Department Auxiliary will be having a cleaning party at the fire station on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. Here’s the best part: All of us can help out even if we’re not honest-to-goodness real live auxiliary members. So let’s have a good turn out to help spruce up the fire station for the coming events. Ta-Daa – here’s an original motto for that – Many helpers make the work easy.

Cemetery records compiled

Cheryl Swift, a member of Washington Historical Society and the DAR, is putting together detailed notebooks of photos and information about our local cemeteries. These beautiful albums include photos of the sites, charts of the graves, names of the people interred and, for some, anecdotes and glimpses of their lives. Local history and genealogy is a passion for Cheryl. She’d enjoy hearing from anyone who has memories to share about our friends and relatives who are buried in our cemeteries. Hers is a work in progress so new information can be added at any time. The albums will be kept with other historical society materials at Gibbs Library until the new building is constructed.

Rain no problem for Easter Egg Hunt

Kids, parents, and Grange members were unfazed by the weather changes from sprinkle to downpour Saturday as the second annual Grange Easter Egg Hunt carried on as scheduled. Lots of Easter eggs were found, pizza was enjoyed by all and not a single person melted from getting a little wet. Lots of thanks to Grange members who made this a good time for everyone.

Washington sweatshirts and vests

The Village Market has stocked Washington sweatshirts and vests being sold by the Washington Historical Society. There are a variety of sizes available and WHS is hoping residents will buy and wear them with pride for years – especially this year in recognition of our town’s 200th birthday. Cost for the sweatshirts is $20 and the vests, $25. The historical society and the Bicentennial Committee will be making these and several more souvenir and memento items available at various public venues from now through the bicentennial on Aug. 6.

Handcrafter’s Group

Every Thursday, the Washington Handcrafters get together at Gibb Library’s Bryant Room from 9 to 1 p.m. to share their knowledge, skill, and the fun of all types of hand crafts: knitting, quilting, spinning, sewing, jewelry making and any other craft. Anyone is welcome to drop in to see what’s going on, participate regularly, just occasionally or simply observe. It’s free and fun – and a great way to share our skills and add to our ideas.