NH Club News: Danbury Grange fair to be held Saturday

September 05. 2018 11:34PM

DANBURY — The 104th annual Danbury Grange & Community Fair will take place Saturday.

The day opens with a pancake breakfast at the Danbury Elementary School from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Lineup for the parade begins at 10 a.m. on Restful Road with all welcome to participate. The parade kicks off at 11 with the route going along Route 104 and ending at the Grange Hall on North Road. This year’s parade theme is “Favorite Sports.”

Highlighted daytime events include children’s author Mary Lyn Ray and Lindsey Schust and the Ragged Mountain Band. Traditional, crowd-pleasing events include bed races at noon, a baby show at 12:30, and a Dutch auction at 2, and much more.

The evening begins with a ham and bean supper including homemade salads and pies served in the historic Grange Hall from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children under 12, and children under 3 are free. Live bluegrass music by Cardigan Mountain Tradition will be featured at 7 p.m.

For a complete schedule, visit www.blazingstargrange.org. For questions or more information, email lisa.m.windsor@gmail.com, or call/text 252-4440.

Program to focus on weathervanes in NH

NEW BOSTON — If you want to know which way the wind is blowing, look to the rooftops of New Hampshire barns, churches and town halls.

“New Hampshire on High: Historic and Unusual Weathervanes of the Granite State” will provide a look at weathervanes from earliest times to the present at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the New Boston Community Church, 2 Meetinghouse Hill Road.

Glenn Knoblock will speak about the history of weathervanes, their symbolism and their evolution from practical weather instruments to architectural embellishments.

Knoblock is a popular N.H. humanities presenter and author of 15 books.

On display will be a historic Fire Department weathervane which was atop New Boston fire stations for over one hundred years. After the program, cross the street to the Historical Society museum for ice cream sundaes and to see exhibits.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, email lisarothman@comcast.net or call 487-3867.

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