Grace Cottage fair breaks fundraising record

Bagpipe players perform on the Townshend Commons for the 2022 hospital fair day.

TOWNSHEND - Thanks to generous and enthusiastic fairgoers and more than 185 volunteers, who donated a total of 2,700 volunteer hours throughout the year, the 72nd annual Grace Cottage Hospital fair day was a great success.
On Saturday, August 6, hundreds of local community members and visitors gathered on the Townshend Common and enjoyed the many treats and delicious food options; bid in the auction; purchased household items, books, and plants; listened to music; took a chance in the raffle; showed off their face paint; rode ponies; “fished”; and played countless games of bingo. The highlight though was being together again, greeting old and new friends and family.
A record $105,000 was raised which, after fair day expenses, will be put towards the much-needed expansion of Grace Cottage’s Emergency Department. Construction of the 17-foot-by-42-foot expansion will greatly improve patient privacy and security and is expected to begin in October, to be completed in early 2023.

The Deerfield Valley News

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