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July 2019 News from Simsbury Grange No. 197

By Susan Masino

  July 28, 2019 --

Here is a glimpse of the recent past and the near future at our Grange.

Our regular meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 P.M.

On June 8th the Simsbury Grange co-sponsored (with the Simsbury Historical Society) a donation- based blues concert (“Concert on the Green”) held downtown at Simsbury Historical Society featuring national blues artist Chris Tofield. We will have another show with Liviu Pop and friends on Sept. 14.

On June 15 the Simsbury Grange co-sponsored (with the Public Library) an edible and medicinal plant walk at the Grange Hall Farm at 120 Old Farms Rd. and about 20 people attended. We advertised through the library, the local paper, and the farm Facebook site. We found so many amazing plants that we barely got out of the parking lot in the time allotted. We plan another walk later this year.

On September 14th the Simsbury Grange will host its annual Agricultural Fair from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Fair will feature a bake sale, vendors, exhibits from civic organizations and farms, games, demos, a bargain basement, and contests with ribbons and cash prizes. Contests include adult and children’s categories such as fruits and vegetables, canned, jammed and pickled produce, needlework (all types, made in the past year), flowers and plants, and baked goods. Children are welcome to enter original Lego Creations (up to 12” x 12”) and 2-dimensional original art and photographs made in the past year. Entry is free and the first 100 attendees will receive a special welcome bag. Featured activities include hay rides by Flamig Farm, children’s activities sponsored by The Children’s Clubhouse, a silent auction, original music by Northwest CT Idol Bill Benson. Anyone under 13 can accumulate stamps for a free game or a hayride through the fields of West Simsbury. Non-profits are welcome to a free table (attended or display) and all vendor tables are $25. Contact us at info@simsburygrange.org . Details and an on-line entry form can be found at www.simsburygrange.org .



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