Published in the June 8, 2016 edition
By GAIL LOWE
WAKEFIELD — The annual Hartshorne House breakfast is a tradition in Wakefield dating back to the 1930s and is one of the major fundraisers of the year for the non-profit Colonel James Hartshorne House Association. On Tuesday, June 7, approximately 100 people turned out for the event, catered by House Calls Catering.
Founded in 1930, the Association is charged with the maintenance, preservation and restoration of the town’s oldest home, located at 41 Church St. The breakfast is held at the West Side Social Club and included door prizes and a raffle drawing (prizes donated by Directors). The menu included scrambled eggs, ham, roasted potatoes, baked goods, coffee, tea and orange juice. This year, the Association welcomed new Director Faith Hodgkins.
“It’s nice that we maintain the Hartshorne House,” said Hodgkins. “There aren’t that many historic homes in cities and towns and having an Association in Wakefield is an excellent way to unite people to keep up this beautiful property.”
The Association hosts educational tours for grade 5 students from the Galvin Middle School and holds coloring contests The gorgeous flower garden at the rear of the House is the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding.