Danbury Grange plans fair, ‘Living Sustainably’ session
DANBURY — Blazing Star Grange’s 100th annual Community Fair will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, at or around the Grange Hall, Routes 4 and 104.
Activities begin with a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., hosted by the Danbury Elementary School PTO.
An “Attic Treasures Sale” is planned from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Legion Hall.
Games, exhibits, crafts, a petting zoo and food will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Grange will unveil its restored stage curtain at 9:30 a.m. in its hall.
The second of the Grange’s free three-part program on “Living Sustainably in the Community” will begin at 10 a.m. at the fire station, across from the Grange Hall. Suzanne LeBlanc of Autumn Harvest Farm will discuss how she launched her home business in a talk titled “From Home Garden to Business.”
The lineup for a parade and judging will begin at 10 a.m. The parade will start at 11 a.m. and go from Restful Road to the Grange Hall. Lyme Town Band will perform at the hall afterward.
Other activities include bed races at 12:30 p.m.; a horseshoe tournament in Independence Park, a baby show in the Grange Hall and a tractor pull on Spa Road, all at 1 p.m.; a “Dutch Auction” at 2 p.m.; and an all-day silent auction.
An all-you-can-eat baked beans and ham supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. costs $9 for adults; $4 for children younger than 12; and free for children younger than 3.Cardigan Mountain Tradition will perform bluegrass music from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The auction and a 50/50 raffle drawing will wrap up the event at 8:30 p.m.
For more about the Grange, the fair or membership, call Donna Sprague at 768-5579. Information also is available at www.danburygrange.org.
Auburn historical group to host duck race, 5K race
AUBURN— The Auburn Historical Association’s Massabesic Mallard Madness annual 5K trail race and duck race is set for Saturday, Sept. 13.
The events raise money for the historical association to help preserve Auburn’s history. It also brings the same fundraising opportunity to other nonprofit organizations in town, including the Friends of the Griffin Free Library, the Lions Club, Scouting groups and the Auburn Fire Department.
The day will begin at 9 a.m. with a parade of fire engines and antique cars through town.
The 5K trail run will leave at 11 a.m. from the Auburn Safety Complex, 55 Eaton Hill Road. A 1-mile kids walk will follow the same scenic trails. Both will end in the midst of festivities at the Griffin Dam. Registration for the run and walk begins at 9 a.m. or register at www.lightboxing.com.
The day also features the Tom Ballerini Blues Band, the magic of Ben Pratt, the baton twirling of Ameri-Kids, a climbing wall, face painting, games and food.
At 3 p.m., hundreds of rubber ducks will be launched into Sucker Brook. Cash prizes totaling $2,000 will be awarded.