The fifth annual Celebrate Champlain Area Trails (CATS) Event takes place on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Block House Farm in Essex. CATS has also scheduled two exciting hikes for earlier in the day, one at 8:45 a.m. on the Cheney Mountain Trail on Pelfershire Road, and the other at 12:30 p.m. on the new Ancient Oaks Trail between Essex and Willsboro. For more info, go to www.champlainareatrails.com or call 962-2287.
And the Westport Heritage House Visitors Center is getting ready for its sixth summer of welcoming the world to our little town. If you’d like to volunteer a few hours of your time as an ambassador, they ask that you attend one of two brief training sessions at the Heritage House. The first will be held on Tuesday, June 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. and the second on Saturday, June 21 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Email Meredith Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Meredith at 962-4590, Judy Bertsche at 962-8670, or Betty Band at 962-8917.
Delicious strawberry shortcake, ice cream and an irresistible Lawn Sale—don’t miss the Wadhams Strawberry Festival at the United Church of Christ in Wadhams on Sunday, June 15 (Father’s Day), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Church will sponsor a drawing with a chance to win items handmade by local artisans, and the Wadhams Free Library will hold a Book Sale. And the same day the Wadhams Volunteer Fire Company will hold their annual Boquet River Duck Derby to benefit their Community Fund. To enter a duck, contact any Wadhams firefighter or stop by Dogwood Bread Company.
To sign up as a player or sponsor for the Westport Firemen’s Golf Tournament at the Country Club on June 21, call Jim Forcier at 962-4420 by June 7. And there’s still time to sign your business up for the printed promotional material about to be put out by the Chamber of Commerce—check the chamber website westportny.com. Finally, both the Wadhams Free Library and Westport Library Association welcome your donation of books for their book sales. Happy Summer!