Trust President Allison Burchell-Robinson, far left, addresses guests attending the dedication of the 102-acre Allanach-Wolf Woodlands.
President Allison Burchell-Robinson welcomed
close to 100 guests for the dedication of the Allanach-Wolf Woodlands on May 23, 2010.
The 102-acre property bequeathed by Ada Wolf underwent considerable work, including the removable
of two small dwellings, repair of the dam, and environmental clean-up before it was accepted by Joshua’s
Savings Institute officer Bruce Hodgins, who had acted as the bank liaison during the long process, was
thanked by Allison during her remarks. Willimantic Mayor Ernie Eldridge expressed his gratitude to the
Trust for its accomplishments, and Dr. Carl Lindquist, who had introduced Ada Wolf to the Trust, spoke of
his satisfaction in seeing Mrs. Wolf’s wishes so completely fulfilled.
Several members of Windham’s town commissions mingled with neighbors, some of whom had not yet been
on the property, making the dedication a successful step toward making the Wolf property the nucleus of a greenway
in the Windham Center area. The event was cosponsored with the Windham Conservation Commission,
chaired by Patty Szczys, who also serves as a trustee for Joshua’s Trust.