Grace Cottage Fair Day
The Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day is held annually on the first Saturday in August on the Townshend Common. The 65th annual Fair Day will be on August 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Organized by the Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary, the fair has activities for the whole family: a live auction, bargain booths, bingo, pony rides, face painting, jewelry, plants, food, kids’ games, a dunking booth, a chicken barbecue dinner, live music, and the Baby Parade for those born at Grace Cottage, led by bagpipers and the Grace Cottage stork. This year’s fair will also include an Arts and Crafts Show in the Townshend Church. All work will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Grace Cottage Hospital. Exhibitors are invited to donate a piece; call Lois Phoenix at 802-365-7568; Pokey Lyman at 802-365-7964; or Lauri Miner at 802-365-4194. The Fair Day is a major fundraiser that helps the hospital purchase needed equipment. Proceeds go directly to the hospital. There is no admission fee and parking is free. For information about Fair Day, call 802-365-9992 or 802-365-9109.