Trinity Episcopal Church's Concord Kitchen Tour 2010 of seven distinctive kitchens
is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The church on Elm Street is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a fundraising
effort that will benefit the church and several charitable organizations. Tickets can
be purchased in advance for $20 or on the day of the show for $25.
Proceeds from the kitchen tour will help pay for 'Gathering Around The Table', a
cookbook with carefully selected seasonal recipes. It will be available in November
from the Trinity Episcopal Church office. Order forms will be available on Saturday.
Janine Penfield, a parishioner, has a newly renovated kitchen which will be one of the seven kitchens on the tour this coming Saturday. She believes that her house with "sustainable wood cabinetry, recycled materials and a smaller footprint is worth showing."
Sandy Folk and Carroll Sandel, co-chairs of the Concord Kitchen Tour Committee,
noted " the variety of architectural styles and kitchens" that will be on the tour.
Folk noted that this event will, "attract many age groups and cut across economic
It has been many years since Concord has hosted an event such as this and it
has attracted many local businesses that will showcase their products. Food tastings
will be available at some of the houses on the Concord Kitchen Tour.
Joan Silverman, owner of Upstairs Antiques in Concord Center, is providing a "decorative table setting of 19th Century English transferware china" for one of the houses on the tour. Silverman likes to show "how to decorate with antiques in a contemporary home by using different periods and looks." Silverman hopes that "it will be an annual event. It's a nice way to give back to the community."
With families already interested in offering their houses for next year's tour, Trinity Episcopal Church is following in the "tradition of giving back to the community," Sandel says.