THE SONS & DAUGHTERS OF HAWLEY
The Sons & Daughters of Hawley are the historical society of Hawley, a tiny town with a population of 300-odd souls nestled in the hills of western Massachusetts. Started more than 100 years ago, the society brings together Hawley’s diverse population – the farmers, carpenters, teachers, and telecommuters who make up a typical New England town. It sponsors a number of yearly events, including the annual town celebration known as Hawley Day.
The Sons and Daughters hope to increase the range of community activities by using the old East Hawley Meeting House and the building across the street, the Hawley Grove, as a performance space, a venue for community suppers, and a repository for historical materials. The group has recently fixed up the Grove’s kitchen and installed an access ramp for the Meeting House. Thanks to the generosity of a number of merchants who are underwriting the costs of the Pudding Festival, each contest entry fee goes directly to the building project as do the revenues from lunch.