To the Editor:

This past July 13 marked more than 50 years the Green Fair has been held on the Washington Green.

This is truly a community event with members of the First Congregational Church and other townspeople volunteering hundreds of hours in preparation, execution and cleanup.

Thank you to all volunteers who helped make the fair a success.

Thank you, especially, to our partner, the Gunnery School and to our underwriters, Ericson Agency, the Mathews Group, Washington Brotherhood, Trevenen and Coploff and Princeton Property Partners for their generous monetary donations.

This allowed more income from the fair to go toward maintaining the historic meeting house and associated buildings and grounds.

We would also like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated items or services for sale or auction:

Appletree Design Depot, Aspetuck Animal Hospital, Aspetuck Gardens, B Lilias Garden Design, Barbara Van Kirk, Behnke-Doherty Gallery, Brierwood Garden, Carlito's Restaurant, Chuck Wagon, Community Table and Cortina Gardens.

Also, County Wine and Spirits, Devine Hair, Dottie's Diner, Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery, The Garden of Woodbury, Good News Cafe, Grape in the Shade, Doug Greene, G.W. Tavern and Hickory Stick Bookshop.

Hidden Valley Eatery, Hollandia Nursery, Hopkins Inn, Hopkins Vineyard, Huntington & Hope, J. McLaughlin, J. Seitz, Shalmut Kadosh, Litchfield Hills Nursery, LG Landscaping and the Mayflower Inn.

Meadowbrook Farm, Nail Chalet, New Milford Tennis and Swim Club, Nine Main, Northville Market, Anne Novak, Oliver Rubbish Removal, Painter Ridge Farm, The Pantry, Pergola, Jen Pote Massage and Rebecca Christine's Consignment Boutique.

Salsa Restaurant, Shakespeare's Garden, the Gunnery School, Titus Park Garage, Upper Crust, Upper Room Reiki, Waldingfield Farms, Washington Food Market, Washington Liquor Store and Washington Golf Club.

Washington Health Center and Pharmacy, Washington Montessori School, Washington Supply Co. and Outdoor Center, White Flower Farm, Woodbury Pewter, Wooly Bugguh and Young's Nursery.

Michael Gorra

Hans Van Tartwijk


Green Fair