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  • LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Marilyn Frable shares interesting presidential food facts with Eldred Township Historical Society.
    LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Marilyn Frable shares interesting presidential food facts with Eldred Township Historical Society.
Published April 20. 2012 05:01PM

President Barack Obama loves Planter's Trail Mix.

Did you know that President James Buchanan served a pyramid of a cake, four feet high and cleverly ornamented with a flag bearing the insignia of every state in the Union at a lavish dinner party held in honor of the Prince of Wales?

Which president's wife started the Easter Egg Roll, held the Monday after Easter? If you said, James Madison, you would be right.

President Jimmy Carter served only pretzels and peanuts at his inaugural celebration.

These were some of the very interesting presidential food facts Marilyn Frable of Kunkletown shared with the Eldred Township Historical Society (ETHS.) She will be teaching "A Visit to the White House Kitchen" cooking classes this summer at Northampton Community College and she shared some of the interesting tidbits about what some of our presidents liked to eat and what they served at the White House.

Lucy Seals donated to ETHS an Easter postcard she purchased on eBay. It was from a J.A. Zacharias in Kunkletown to a Mrs. Nelson Koch in Easton, postmarked 1908.

Jaylene Gower said ETHS needs donations of items for this year's Chinese auction which will be held during the Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co.'s carnival the week of June 20. If you would be able to donate anything, please contact Helen Mackes, 610-381-3016 or Shirley Krum, 610-381-4560.

At the previous meeting, Helen Mackes shared an update on the restoration of the old post office. The plans will include tearing down sections of the existing complex not original to the old post office. Bruce George gave an estimate of $10,000 for this to be done and it will cost about $78 a ton to have it hauled to Waste Management for disposal. Blocks from one section will be hauled to the municipal building. There is a question of whether or not the trim can be used. There is to be a small bath with a toilet and sink to be installed on the first floor.

The next ETHS meeting will be on Tuesday, May 15, 7 p.m. at the Eldred Township municipal building. The topic will be Mother's Day and members and visitors are asked to bring in any special Mother's Day mementos like cards, books, poems, gifts, gifts and cards made by your children to share with the group.

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