Quilters enjoy weekend

 

 

The celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of what is now Whitehall had its feature event over the weekend.

 

 

 


The anniversary quilt show was home to various exhibitors and vendors throughout July 24 and 25, and Carol Greenough said the event was very well attended.

 

“We had twice as many people as the previous quilt show,” said Greenough. “We had a broad variety of winners, and everyone that participated was very happy.”

 

Greenough said a variety of people displayed their quilts.

 

“We had quilts that were made by people who were quite young and all the way through to 94-years old,” said Greenough. “All of the quilts had some attention given to them, and the winners were all viewers’ choice.”

 

Along with the quilts on display, Greenough said there was also a great turnout for the quilt appraisals.

 

“They did about 16 appraisals, which was a full day for her,” said Greenough. “There were people that showed up cold and wanted to come in to schedule an appointment, and they were pinched in. It was a heavy day for the appraiser.”

 

Along with all things quilt, the event also had a successful day offering commemorative stamp cancellations through the U.S. Postal Service.

 

“The stamps went quite well,” said Greenough. “We sold about 50 at the event. The postmaster was very pleased.”

 

Greenough added the cancellation would be continuing throughout the next month.

 

“For the next 30 days, people can send a self-addressed stamped envelope and the post office will return that with the stamp cancellation. I took something in this morning and asked that it be stamped with the date’s cancellation,” she said.

 

Greenough said requests for the cancellation commemorating the 250th anniversary of Whitehall were received from far beyond the borders of the town it celebrates.

 

“Since the cancellation was reported on in the Postal Service’s monthly bulletin, they have had responses from across the country.”

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , ,

Railroaders roll over Horde, 55-12

white football4

By Matthew Saari An age-old rivalry was revived Friday night when the Whitehall football team traveled to neighboring Granville for […]

Hampton native, wife travel world

Ethan Atwood1

By Matthew Saari When the Whitehall Times last spoke with Hampton native Ethan Atwood, a Whitehall High School graduate, he […]

McEachron ‘made the world a better place’

mceachron

By Keith Harrington Before Wednesday night’s game against Warrensburg under the lights, the scoreboard at Granville’s field hockey field was […]

Brooks resigns from fire company

WVFC Fire House

By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company may have just lost their president. Mayor Phil Smith opened Tuesday’s village […]

Weekender – 10/13/17

Weekender 10_13_17.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 10/13/17

Lakes_10_13_17.pdf-web.pdf

North Country Freepress – 10/13/17

FreePress_10_13_17.pdf-web.pdf

Northshire Freepress – 10/13/17

Northshire_10_13_17.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 10/13/17

518 Wheels 10-9-17.pdf-web.pdf

Granville-Whitehall face off Friday night

GranvilleWhitehall

By Keith Harrington An event that was once billed as “one of New York’s longest-running high school football rivalries” will […]

Act 46: Pawlet-Rupert merger committee votes for choice

act 46

By Krystle S. Morey The seven-member committee tasked with merging Pawlet and Rupert school districts under Vermont’s Act 46 voted […]

Braymer monument to get facelift

20171010_105317 cmyk

By Krystle S. Morey It was during a quiet family hike when Dan Williams realized the poor shape the Braymer […]