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September 2019 News from Hillstown Grange No. 87

By Frank Forrest

  September 10, 2019 --

Hillstown Grange will host its 131st annual Agricultural Fair on September 14 from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. at our Grange Hall at 617 Hills St., East Hartford.

Our fair will feature exhibits, bake sale, raffle and great food.

The public is invited to enter needlework, flowers, crafts, hobbies, vegetables, baked goods, canned goods, jams, and jellies. Ribbons and cash prizes are awarded to winning entries. This year’s special contests are “Largest Tomato by Weight” and the largest marigold flower with some stem to prove it’s a marigold, any color. IMPORTANT: Items for the exhibits (to be judged) need to be dropped off THURSDAY evening, September 12th between 5 and 7 P.M. Forms are available by email to save time filling them out Thursday. We are a participating fair for the CT Apple Pie and Baking Contests. All CT Fair rules must be followed for these contests to go on to state judging this fall.

Our famous hot dogs and hamburgers will be available with peppers and onions from 11 to 1 P.M. along with other tempting foods. The bake sale usually runs out of pies by 1 P.M. so get here early to get homemade pie.

The Hillstown Grange Fair is the area’s only Agricultural Fair, serving the Hillstown area of the towns of East Hartford, Glastonbury and Manchester for 129 years, come feel the history. For more information call, text/call 860-690-2845 or email: hillstowngrange@aol.com


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