Westminster West Community Fair to be held Sept. 8

WESTMINSTER WEST — The 29th annual Westminster West Community Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, and this year honors Westminster Cares, the community-based volunteer organization founded 30 years ago.

Admission to the fair, held in the heart of the village off Westminster West Road, is free.

It starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m., and includes a fun run for kids and 5K race for adults; bake sale; a parade through the village; and a raffle.

The “pick your own raffle prize” includes a beautiful landscape painting by Judy Hawkins, a set of four day passes to Mount Snow, and a Marriott hotel voucher worth $250.

The fair also includes a silent auction with great prices on goods and services in Windham County, and a White Elephant Sale in the Grange Hall in the village.

The fair also features live music; a talent show; a delicious chicken barbecue lunch for sale, with a vegetarian alternative; and fruit and vegetable-growing contest.

Betsy Williams, one of the fair organizers, said the event is a community celebration that this year will also be honoring an organization that provides meals and other services to help seniors and disabled adults to live independently in town.

“Westminster Cares has provided so many valuable services to people who otherwise have a tough time getting help, and it runs largely on volunteers,” Williams said. “It supports a lot of home-bound people and I think just does amazing work in our community.”

Proceeds from the fair help support the community use of the Congregational Church of Westminster West building and community suppers held there.

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