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Welcome to IPHS Operation Cup Cake

 

 

COVID-19

 

MEMBERS OF THE ISLAND POND HISTORICAL SOCIETY SAY 'HI' AND REMIND EVERYONE TO STAY SAFE BY FOLLOWING THE 15 DAY PLAN TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS.

 

IPHS PRESIDENT SHARON J BIRON

The Nation is in a 15 day countdown to spread the slow of the virus. Before the countdown began, IPHS Trustee James H. O'Gorman and I began Operation Cupcake, a directive designed to deliver cupcakes to elderly members, and vulnerable residents of Brighton who live alone and those of us who don't use the internet. The cupcakes were a bridge, enabling us to advise those most in need of the information that there are many ways for people to keep themselves safe as the Nation fights corona virus. Our Facebook page also became a source of up to the minute information on health directives issued by the W.H.O and C.D.C.

Also distributed, were more than 500 postcards, assuring members they weren't forgotten, and inviting you to get in touch. Perhaps you have received one of those postcards. If not, yours will arrive at your home within days. A friendly voice on the telephone, or a postcard like this shows that reaching out and communicating goes a long way. When it comes to comforting people; advising each other, and keeping in touch the IPHS leads the way, so its members  stay strong! . 

 

The following photographs show some IPHS members and local people you may recognize. James and I were glad of the opportunity to deliver the cakes; cheer people up, and reassure them that we're all in this fight together and we will come through this health crisis together. Listening to these people was illuminating, each shared their wisdom and advice on how to stay safe: "wash your hands often, don't congregate in groups, and stay close to home." Everyone had a message of hope to share with YOU so take heart and be assured you are not alone. The IPHS is a family of members, this organization has taken a community lead since its inception in1967. Preserving the history of Brighton and keeping members and local people in touch is a service we pride ourselves on. 

This current virus is similar to the one that struck the world in 1918. It became known as Spanish Influenza, and killed millions all around the globe. Here in Island Pond local victims were looked after by doctors and volunteer nurses who transformed the Methodist church on Cross Street into a temporary hospital. The spread of this current virus can and will be slowed down and by following CDC advice many more lives will be saved than were lost in 1918.  Until this current health crisis has abated, please stay safe, rest assured the IPHS is in good shape with strong leadership, and plans for a great future. Please accept my best wishes and those of the vice president Craig A. Goulet, our Treasurer Mrs. Marilyn W. Maxwell, the board of trustees, and our wonderful volunteers, and remember that as this nation embarks on the journey that will culminate in successfully conquering Covid -19 we will do it together!

 

Good Luck and Godspeed, 

Sharon J. Biron