HHA promotes local history and products

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Made with local ingredients: Zenie Galdiuex of Berne helps a young patron in a ponytail witht he selection of a homemade cookie during an Oct. 17 event at the Berne firehouse. Behind her, Dawn Jordan answers a quewtion about information materail displayed by the Helderberg Hilltowns Association - Altamont Enterprise, October 28, 2010

The Altamont Enterprise - Thursday, October 28, 2010

HHA promotes local history and products

By Zenie Gladieux

Berne - On Sunday, Oct. 17, members of the Helderberg Hilltowns Association staffed an information table at the Berne Fire Company's roast beef dinner. We thank the firemen for giving us this support.

HHA members provided a live computer hookup to allow folks to look up their Hilltown ancestry and handed out guides to research materials to assist in that.

Maps and directions for four scenic tours around the Hilltowns proved popular on that sunny day while some of the leaves remained on the trees.

Cookies made with local ingredients: maple syrup, nuts and "cackleberries" (eggs, to the uninitiated) were a hit.

A brochure listing information for some of the HHA's member businesses was available. HHA is a volunteer organization formed to promote the Hilltowns farms and businesses. More information about the group is available by calling me at 894-8589 or e-mailing me at [email protected].

Additional notes: The cookies were baked by Jane McLean. Genealogy handouts and the PowerPoint presentation were created by John Elberfeld. Both Jane and John helped out at the tables during the day.