Harvest Fair on tap at Kent church
Published 12:00 am, Friday, October 14, 2016
The First Congregational Church is celebrating two milestones this year — its 275th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of its Harvest Fair.
The fair will take place Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and feature a traditional turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m.
In addition, a square dance will run from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Festivities will be held at the church and neighboring community house, both on Route 7 North.
The fair will also feature an historic quilt show and drawing, a tag sale, a theme basket auction, the sale of baked goods, crafts and lunch.
Kids’ activities, including a bouncy house, hay rides, fire truck rides, a visit by Trooper Fisher and balloons will be offered.
The square dance, which is open to all ages and skill levels, will feature squares, contras and rounds, as well as swing dancing.
Featured musicians will include the Carlson family and Tom Whitehead, who will call and play for the dance.
The Carlson family, comprised of Ellen, Darrell and Bruce, used to sit in with the Triple A Ranch Gang, the former mainstay band at many local area dances in the 1970s.
Ellen, a professional fiddler from New Hampshire, will call the dance, while Darrell, also from New Hampshire, and Bruce, from Sharon, will join on guitar, bass, pedal steel and vocals.
Whitehead, a professional musician from Portland, Maine, will also join in on guitar and vocals, along with other musicians.