Whigville Har­vest Fest, 5K Run/Walk sched­uled Oct. 28

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - COMMUNITY -

The Whigville Preser­va­tion Group will hold the third an­nual Whigville Har­vest Fest Oct. 28, in con­junc­tion with the ninth an­nual Burling­ton 5K Run/Walk pre­sented by the Burling­ton Land Trust.

There will be fun for the en­tire fam­ily af­ter the 5K race, such as kids’ games and ac­tiv­i­ties, arts and crafts, trac­tors on dis­play, baked goods, lo­cal pro­duce, a si­lent auc­tion and more.

“Ev­ery­one in Whigville ap­pre­ci­ates our vil­lage’s rich agri­cul­tural her­itage, which will be on full dis­play dur­ing Har­vest Fest,” said Patti Smal­done, leader of the Whigville Preser­va­tion Group, in a re­lease. “A team of ded­i­cated vol­un­teers has been plan­ning for months so that we can raise funds to even­tu­ally pre­serve our agrar­ian way of life for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.”

The Whigville Preser­va­tion Group is a pro­ject of the Burling­ton Land Trust.

“Whigville is a throw-back to an­other time in Amer­i­can his­tory when farm­ing was preva­lent,” said Paul Rochford, pres­i­dent of the Burling­ton Land Trust. “The land­scape of Whigville, with its scenic views and grange, is in­creas­ingly unique in 21st cen­tury New Eng­land, and sav­ing it is one of our top pri­or­i­ties.”

The Whigville Har­vest Fest runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Whigville Grange, 153 South Main Street, Burling­ton. The Burling­ton 5K Run/Walk will start at 10 a.m. at the same lo­ca­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion, email whigvil­lect@gmail.com.

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