WILTON — The Friends of Wilson Lake have well exceeded their goal of selling 300 copies of its cookbook, “Favorites of Wilson Lake.”

Sales during the town’s Blueberry Festival on Friday and Saturday should push the number of sales to well over 1,000 copies, member Sandy Muller said. The original order of 300 copies turned into a second printing last summer for the festival. Those sold quickly so the group placed a third order to have some cookbooks for Christmas.

“When these last 150 copies are sold that’s it, there will be no more. We will have sold over 1,000 books,” said the group’s president, Wynn Muller.

The Friends of Wilson Lake organized in 1990 to preserve and protect the aesthetic qualities, the recreational value and purity of the water of Wilson Lake and its watershed. The mission remains the same and now the organization boasts more than 300 members, he said. The Friends include not only lakefront property owners but many in Wilton who enjoy the use of the lake.

The cookbooks have been available at various businesses and organizations over the past year. It includes recipes from town officials, the Bass family and local favorites with at least 15 blueberry recipes. It sells for $10.

The cookbook’s divider pages are etchings done by Netta Staffon, an artist who lived on the lake for many years. Staffon, who died a few years ago, was known for the etchings she sent to those around the lake.

The book is dedicated to the students who monitor boats entering Wilson Lake to protect it from invasive plants such as milfoil, Muller said. All proceeds benefit Friends of Wilson Lake projects, including the student milfoil monitoring program, a loon program for Cushing School and the David Prince Memorial Scholarship.

During the Blueberry Festival, the group will have a table in front of KeyBank on Main Street on Friday and Saturday to sell the cookbooks. Copies will also be available at the boat landing on Friday where the organization sponsors free boat rides.

For more information, call Muller at 645-3716 or Rounds at 645-4206.

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