The English Club met on March 6 at First Christian Church with Judy Sargent and Nancy Williams serving as co-hostesses. Vice President Nancy Williams opened the meeting by telling us “Don’t iron a four-leaf clover, you don’t want to press your luck!”
The program was presented by Diane Webb Dell, owner of “Sugartree Mill Company”.
The building, first built in1881, has been a grist mill, a flour mill, a feed mill, a storage building for insulation and windows, and a recycling center before it was turned into an antique and gift shop in 1994 by the Mead family. Randy and Diane Dell purchased the mill and the business from the Meads in 2019 and have been renovating it ever since.
The first and second floors are open to the public. The third floor and basement still have equipment from the mill years. They rent space for antique dealers. Diane showed some of the gifts that they have in the shop. They sell items that you don’t see everywhere. Right now, they are gearing up for Spring. They are open 6 days a week.
Those in attendance were Donna Barnhart, Nancy Bernard, Sharon Breckel, Joan Burge, Beverly Drapalik, Susan Henry, Carolyn Horan, Anne Lynch, Sue Miars, Joyce Peters, Judy Sargent, Helen Starkey, Avonelle Williams, Nancy Williams and guests Frances Sharp and Diane Dell.
The April meeting has been cancelled due to the corona virus pandemic.