TOWNSHEND -- The Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, on the Townshend Common from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event is organized by the Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary.

The fair features activities to please the whole family: a live auction, bargain booths, bingo, pony rides, face painting, jewelry, food, children’s games, a costume booth for children, a dunking booth, the Baby Parade for those born at Grace Cottage (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 the Art Show. It 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, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information about the art show, call Lois Phoenix, 802-365-7568, or Pokey Lyman, 802-365-7964.

The 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. The event has been held annually for over 60 years. For information about Fair Day, call 802-365-4455 or 802-365-9109.


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