On Saturday, June 3, 2017, Fairmount Homes welcomed the community to its 13th Annual Heritage Day, an event in which residents, staff, and the community come together to celebrate their rural heritage.

Heritage Day, sponsored by Good’s Store, was filled with great food, lots of fun activities and many opportunities to reminisce bygone days. The grounds were covered with more than 60 antique tractors, miscellaneous vintage farm implements, and an impressive array of antique cars. For the third year, the day ended with a tractor procession that circled the campus. The day also served as the season’s final day of the Fairmount’s popular annual Silent Auction that started in late October and ran thru Heritage Day.

Starting the day at 6:30 a.m. was a hearty breakfast selection of eggs, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, orange juice and more. At 9:30 a.m., pork barbecue, fresh from cooking overnight, were added to the day’s menu options along with hand-cut fresh French fries, subs, hot dogs, ham & cheese sandwiches, 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.

Heritage Day activities, designed for every age and interest, started with breakfast at 6:30 a.m. There was a petting zoo, quilting, and tours of the adjacent Muddy Creek Farm Library and Home Messenger Library. Local storytellers Henry Benner and Ken Sensenig and historian Frank Weaver held listeners spellbound as they recounted stories from yesteryear. Talented artisans and crafts people demonstrated their crafts—chair caning, spinning, weaving, pottery making, etc. Carriages and antique car rides serve to delight both young and old alike.

Next year’s Heritage Day will be June 2, 2018.

All funds raised on Heritage Day go to Fairmount’s Sharing Fund, which benefits residents who have exhausted their financial resources.

 

2017 Heritage Day Photos

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