Every fall Waterville Valley residents, weekenders and guests gather for the Gazebo Sashay – an afternoon of strolling from one gazebo to another and enjoying fine food, beverages and conversation at each.
This year the Sashay will be held on Sunday, October 16, beginning at 12 noon. The Sashay will start off at the Bull Hill gazebo on Route 49 and then continue on to the golf course gazebo, followed by the Greeley Hill gazebo, and finally culminating at the Sisters gazebo near the tennis courts. As always, there will be delectable delights at each stop and folks are invited to bring wine or beer to share.
The tradition of the Gazebo Sashay was started years ago by long-time Waterville Valley resident, Donald Jasinski, who passed away in early 2011. Donald served as the Sashay’s informal Grand Marshal for many years.
Donald loved the gazebos tucked around Waterville Valley and he helped lead the charge to save and renovate several of the historically significant structures, including the Sisters gazebo by the Tennis Center, named for Donald’s own sisters.
In 2008, Waterville Valley blogger, Andy Knight, wrote, “The Waterville Valley Foundation proudly supports the preservation of the Valley’s gazebos, which are a unique and historic feature that celebrates the slower pace of life here in the Valley, where taking the time to stop and visit with a friend just seems like the right thing to do.”
So…take the time to stop and visit with your friends and neighbors this Sunday!
Thanks to Dorothy DiBona for these photos from last year’s Sashay.