My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sugar Party -- Wordless Wednesday

The 19th Annual Sugaring Off Party was held last month at the Owl Hoot Maple Farm in Quebec, Canada. Dianne Jones and her husband John Rhicard hold this popular fund raiser for the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital (BMP) Foundation Fund. (For more photos see link above.)

Dianne's husband is my 6th cousin, however their daughter-in-law is my 2nd cousin. Along with the photos, she sent the following message, "The day turned out warm and sunny. A huge crowd of 756 of all ages showed up and had a great time taking in wagon rides with horses and oxen. Or just listening / dancing to toe tapping music,  There was an interest in watching a demonstration from a blacksmith and hewing a log by the craftsmen. One could satisfy their hungry stomachs from the home baking, and snack bar and buy more treats off the maple product table that were for sale.

The BMP Hospital Foundation in Cowansville will receive the amount of $4,940.00. This is a record breaking year for attendance and donations to the BMP." Seems like a wonderful, fun-filled day. Just wish it wasn't so far from me.

I wrote about this farm, because my husband and I stopped there to buy some maple products, then discovered how we are related!