Town to hold its first fall community celebration

HALIFAX — At this year's town meeting, voters approved a petition to appropriate $5,000 to fund what folks hope will be an annual event celebrating all things Halifax.

The result of months of planning and preparation, the inaugural Halifax Community Celebration will take place throughout Halifax village on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The day's events will include a pancake breakfast, a tractor pull, lawn games for young and old, a water polo contest among area fire departments, a potluck pig roast, a bonfire and a band. Opportunities to lend a hand include donating raffle items and food, as well as planning and helping make the day a success.

One of the other events planned for the day is the Halifax Marketplace, which organizers hope will draw out the many people and businesses with ties to Halifax who have goods, services, skills, and talents they'd like to promote or sell.

Are you an artist? Baker? Beekeeper? Canner? Cheese maker? Cook? Crafter? Farmer? Grower? Jeweler? Maple syrup producer? Weaver? Woodworker? Do you offer carpentry, childcare, computer, elder care, gardening, landscaping, logging, pet care, machine-work, massage, real estate, stone work, or other services?

Do you live in Halifax? Do you own land in Halifax? Were you born in Halifax? Did you learn to hunt in Halifax? Did you go to school in Halifax? Did you fall in love in Halifax? Do you source your ingredients from Halifax? Can you celebrate some other meaningful tie to our little town?

If you've said “yes” to either, Halifax would love for you to come and set up a table or tent and sell your wares or offer your services. The vendor “fee” will simply be an item from your table or a coupon toward your goods or services to add to a basket that will be raffled off at the end of the day.

Proceeds from the raffle will go back into the town kitty to support this event, and the intent is to give all Halifax vendors a special sign or flag to highlight their hometown status.

Space permitting, folks with goods to sell but no tie to Halifax are also welcome to set up shop for a contribution to the raffle.

Check Front Porch Forum or Facebook for more information on the celebration and marketplace as the date gets closer. For information and updates about the day in general, follow the town's Facebook page at, or call Town Clerk Patricia Dow at 802-368-7390.

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