Was held on Saturday September 11th and it was a picture perfect day in the western Massachusetts town of Middlefield. Jan Dicey (daughter of Tom and Georgia French) and her husband Doug organized this event for numerous friends and members of the French Family. Unfortunately, Dick and Sue Merrell (Dick’s parents Roger and Jackie Merrell gave the property to the French Family in 1965) were not able to attend but they were honored in the dedication. The almost 20 acre property was acquired by Orenda in September of 2008. The Orenda Wildlife Land Trust was represented by Dave Tately-President, Kenneth Burnes-Treasurer, Farley Lewis-Clerk, Dick Boyden-Land Steward chair and Liz Lewis-Administrator. After the ceremony we were treated to a lovely lunch at the nearby Old Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast.
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Photo by Dick Boyden