One last Wassail Post of the Day. When Woodstock Early Bird said she wanted a good old-fashioned bonfire by which to warm the toes while the horses paraded she wasn’t expecting a big honkin’ funeral pyre that one might find in India or — closer to home — at some pagan Dartmouth College fraternity party. But, here we have it: If you’re gonna’ build a bonfire, GO BIG!
Archive for December 10th, 2011
Tambrey Herrick Vutech, a Woodstock real estate agent, and most recently our excellent Woodstock Flood Response Facebook webmaster who is also active with the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce has given us permission to use one of her beautiful photos from this evening’s luminary lighting of the Village Green. The bonfire looks nice and warm!
Woodstock’s Annual Holiday Wassail Parade took place today under partly sunny skies. A dusting of snow covered the ground and helped created a frosty atmosphere.
Frosty the Snowman was also detected on horseback:
Earlier in the day Ham Gillett read “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” to young and old gathered in the Children’s Section of the Norman Williams Public Library:
Woodstock Fire Chief L.D. Sutherland, Jr. reports from the scene that a major barn fire has been contained. It broke out in Hank Smith’s body shop within a horse barn just over the Bridgewater line on Cox District Road.
Sutherland says Woodstock and many other responding fire departments were able to contain the blaze in large part due to proper and good construction which kept the fire to the one area in the body shop. Thoughtful building, “doing it right” combined with the fire department response helped save a barn worth about 1.5 million dollars.
The call went out just a few hours ago.