Tree Lighting at the Frazee House Friday 12/5 at 6pm

Real Estate Agent with Remax First Realty II 0790808

The historic Frazee House in Scotch Plains will hold a Tree Lighting Friday evening at 6pm.  The Frazee is house is one of the oldest landmarks in Union County and the story of Aunt Betty Frazee is delightful!  The event is FREE!  Refreshments will be served.  Parking is limited.

The legend occurs during the battle of Short Hills on June 26, 1777.  During the battle British General Cornwallis came upon the Frazee house and smelled the bread that Aunt Betty was baking for the American troops.  Cornwallis requested a loaf of bread from her.  She gave him a loaf stating: "I give this not in love but in fear." General Cornwallis is reported to have declined the bread saying: "Not a man of my command shall touch a single loaf."

Image courtesy of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club.

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~ Wayne & Jean 

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Comments (3)

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Tis the season to enjoy these wonderful events. It's fun to see all of the events around the country and the different celebrations. I'm sure the tree lighting at teh Frazee House will be well-attended. D

Dec 04, 2014 01:25 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

This is such a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season.  

Dec 04, 2014 01:54 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Wayne and Jean, what a great history behind this home and ceremony.  Thanks for the information.

Dec 04, 2014 07:38 PM