Tales and Tasty Treats, a book by the late Betty Howatt of Tryon, is now ready for distribution. Copies may be picked up at the Tryon Museum.
Howatt (1929-2017) is remembered by many people as a teacher, farmer, writer, broadcaster, historian, volunteer and advocate for positive change in various social and environmental issues.
As a contributor to the arts and cultural aspects in the province, she is well known for her CBC radio commentaries on various subjects, and writings published by The Guardian and Voice for Island Seniors. A prized accomplishment for her was her first book, Tales of Willowshade Farm, published in 2003.
Her second book highlights many stories originating from her home at Willowshade Farm in Tryon and surrounding areas. Several of her favourite recipes are included, as well as pictures of the homestead.
The cost of each book is $20, payable by cash or cheque made out to Tryon & Area Historical Society. Several copies of hers first book, Tales from Willowshade Farm, are also available for $20.
Because of COVID-19 the museum is open by appointment. For those who have pre-ordered the book, or for new purchases, call 902-658-2009. The museum is located at #47 Route 10 in Tryon.