A village tradition thrives on the Green
Published 10:59 pm, Monday, August 31, 2009
For more than 100 years, a popular event each summertime in Washington is the First Congregational Church's Green Fair.
Hundreds of residents and area patrons flocked to the fair July 11 for a good time and to support the church's fundraising drive to preserve the Village Green and the historic meetinghouse.
A highlight of the five-hour event was a live auction conducted by Mitchell Borenstein of Applebrook Auctions. One of the items for bid was a 1952 painting by Eric Sloane donated to the church in 1952, just as the parish hall addition was being completed.
The fair also featured a country bakery, a tag sale, a used-book emporium, a special treasures booth, a plant sale and hayrides.
Photography by Trish Haldin