Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day returns, hailed as one of the best
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TOWNSHEND- The Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day has been held annually for the past 60 years on the first Saturday in August on the Townshend Common. This year’s Fair Day will be held August 2, from 9 am to 7 pm. Organized by the Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary, the Boston Globe has called the event “New England at its best.”

The fair features activities to please the whole family: a live auction, bargain booths, Bingo, pony rides, face painting, jewelry, food, kids games, a costume booth for kids, a dunking booth, the baby parade for those born at Grace Cottage will be led by bagpipers and the Grace Cottage stork, a chicken barbecue dinner, music by the Bills Band, and more.

This year, the fair is also bringing back a wonderful tradition, an art show will be held in the Townshend Church. All fine art and crafts pieces in the show will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Grace Cottage Hospital. Artists may also donate one piece to be sold in the auction tent. Participating artists and craftspeople may deliver their pieces to the church on Friday, August 1, from 10 am to 7 pm. For more information about the art show call Lois Phoenix (802) 365-7568, or Pokey Lyman, (802) 365-7964.

The Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary Fair Day is a major fundraiser that helps the hospital purchase needed equipment. All of the other proceeds from the day, including from the White Elephant Sale, book booth, food, bingo, and the all-day auction go directly to the hospital.

There is no admission fee and parking is free. For information call (802) 365-4455 or (802) 365-9109.
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