APRIL 1 - 1813 WEDDING BARN
Guests: Paul Legault (speaker) (Thrall), Alicia Taylor (Thrall)
Members We Missed: Dennis, Dunham, Hart, Laux, Murphy, Tyler, Zinchuk
Re the April 12 bowling event for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Steve Wight invited members to sign up for a contribution, if they are not able to be part of a team.
Paul Legault's presentation was on his 1813 Wedding Barn on Mayville Rd., opposite Rooster's Roadhouse. (He noted that it is the house itself -- the Thadeus Twitchell House -- that was built in 1813, with the barn coming along later in 1888.) He sees this area as having much to offer for wedding couples -- its natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and historical heritage. The Thadeus Twitchell House has 7 bedrooms accommodating 16 guests, and includes a dining room and bridal salon. The spacious barn has an elegant rustic feel, with pine walls and hand turned posts and beams, and includes wrap-around decks. The overall property has well-cared-for lawns and beautiful manicured gardens. There is ample parking in the rear behind the barn. Regarding the historical attraction of the Bethel area, Paul thinks that more could be done in the way of placards at historical sites, as he has seen in other spots in New England.