By Joanne Kosuda-Warner

On December 3rd the Andes Society for History and Culture hosted our last event of the year. Soup and Bread Night, a Tavern tradition, was a rousing success. Somewhere between 80 and 100 Andes residents met to enjoy a free meal of home-made soup, bread, dessert, wine and mulled cider.

From left: Debbie Marmano, Jeff Ditchek and Ann Roberti enjoying “soup night”

Fires were set in the tap room and parlor, which made the place toasty and redolent of wood smoke. Candles leant a warm glow to the interior. Thank you to everyone who made soup and donated food. It was wonderful to see the tavern filled with people sharing a meal and enjoying each other’s company.

   In 2023, we will turn our attention to the repair and renovation of the Old Village Fire Hall. Built in 1893, to house Andes’ two volunteer fire companies, the building sits in the heart of the village. Its distinctive facade houses the ASHC Thrift Shop, which is the main source of our operating income. Some of you have already made a donation, which will be matched by local foundations.  Please consider a gift to this worthwhile project, and thank you all for your support this past year! ~