Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day to Honor Founder – and Offer Lots of Fun Family Activities
The 69th annual Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day will be held on the Townshend Common on Saturday, August 3. This free all-day, family-friendly event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year, in celebration of Grace Cottage’s 70th anniversary, a special presentation will be held at the gazebo on the Townshend Common from 10:45 to 11 a.m. on Fair Day. Members of the family of the hospital’s founder, Dr. Carlos Otis, will speak, along with CEO Doug DiVello, and a resolution that was passed by the Vermont legislature will be read. Past and present employees, patients, and community members are encouraged to join in.
Voted a Top 10 Summer Event two years ago by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Grace Cottage’s Hospital Fair Day has also been called “New England at its finest” by the Boston Globe. The fair features activities for the whole family: a live all-day
auction, an arts show and sale
in the Townshend Church, a birthday parade with dancing stork and bagpipes at 10 a.m., bargain booths offering white
elephant items, books, plants, jewelry, and more, all-day bingo, pony rides, face painting, kids’ games, a bouncy house, a dunking booth, musical entertainment, a $1000 hole-in-one contest and many different food options. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit gracecottage.org/fairday.