Heritage Day13th Annual Heritage Day a Great Event!
On Saturday, June 2, 2018, Fairmount Homes welcomes the public to its 14th Annual Heritage Day, an event in which residents, staff, and the local community come together to celebrate their rural heritage. Admission is free and the public is cordially invited.
Heritage Day, sponsored by Good’s Store, is filled with great food, lots of fun activities and many opportunities to reminisce bygone days. The grounds are covered with more than 60 antique tractors, miscellaneous vintage farm implements, and an impressive array of antique cars, inviting participants to browse with their families and friends. The day comes to an end with a tractor procession, starting at approximately 2:30 p.m.
A special feature of the day is that it serves as the season’s final day of the Fairmount’s popular annual Silent Auction that starts in late October and runs until Heritage Day. New bid numbers may be obtained right up to the end of the Silent Auction on Heritage Day.
Heritage Day begins at 6:30 a.m. with a hearty breakfast of eggs, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, orange juice and more. Coffee and homemade donuts, prepared on-site, will also be available. At 9:30 a.m., pork barbecue, fresh from cooking overnight on the grill, will be added to the menu options along with hand-cut fresh French fries, subs, hot dogs, and ham & cheese sandwiches. Box lunches will also be available. Other offerings include Auntie Anne’s soft pretzels, ice cream churned with a hit-and-miss engine, and in-season strawberry pies by the slice or by the pie, root beer floats and meadow tea.
Heritage Day activities are designed for every age and interest: a petting zoo, quilting, and tours of the adjacent Muddy Creek Farm Library and Home Messenger Library, to name a few. Local storytellers Henry Benner and Ken Sensenig and historian Lloyd Weiler are certain to hold listeners spellbound as they recount stories from yesteryear. Talented artisans and crafts people will be demonstrating their crafts—chair caning, spinning, weaving, stone masonry and pottery making, etc. Carriages and antique car rides serve to delight both young and old alike.
All funds raised on Heritage Day go to Fairmount’s Sharing Fund, which benefits residents who have exhausted their financial resources.