TLC #64: Hay Day — brand new old-fashioned fair in Williamstown

SOooo good to be back behind the mic. I won’t get all TL;DR here, since the show itself is an hour and a quarter (I got carried away in my enthusiasm…). I do want to provide you with the promised links to Hay Day, Rise for Climate, and Hemp—An Amazing Plant, though, so do read on.

Putting up the loose hay for winter, year unknown; photo courtesy Williamstown Historical Museum. Hay Day celebrates the town's agricultural heritage.
Putting up the loose hay for winter, year unknown; photo courtesy Williamstown Historical Museum.

We begin Episode 64 with a conversation with Sarah Currie, the first guest  EVER had on the Greylock Glass, way back in Top Left Corner #1. She’s just as generous with her time and knowledge three years later.

Williamstown Hay Day

Hosted by the Williamstown Historical Museum
(Full press release below)

Sunday, August 19 from 11 am to 3 pm
Williamstown Historical Museum
32 New Ashford Road, South Williamstown
Food, fun, and games for all, live music, a petting zoo, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Admission: $10 for families; $5 for individuals

A Night of Action: Rise for Climate, Jobs, & Justice

Hosted by Bennington Climate Advocates

Second Congregational Church
115 Hillside Street, Bennington, Vermont 05201
September 08, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Contact Info: (802) 681-7236

Bennington Climate Advocates 350VT is hosting A Night of Action, including a potluck followed by a screening of The Reluctant Radical, a film about one of the valve turners who shut down all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines for a day. The screening will be followed by group discussions about nonviolent direct action and other topics.

Hemp: An Amazing Plant

Ralph Brill tells you more
Bascom Lodge Atop Mt. Greylock
7:00 p.m. dinner reservations: (413) 743-1591
Sunday, 26 August 2018
6:00 p.m. Free Talk – Public Welcome

Ralph Brill, Chairman
Box 10
Hudson, NY 12534-0010
800.294 2811

Williamstown Hay Day  (officially released information)

SOUTH WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass — The Williamstown Historical Museum invites the public to their first annual Hay Day Fair on Sunday, August 19 from 11 am to 3 pm on the grounds of the Museum at 32 New Ashford Road in South Williamstown, on Route 7 just south of the Five Corners.

There will be plenty of good old-fashioned family fun, with relay races, sack races, and egg and spoon races. A petting zoo will feature an alpaca, a rabbit, a calf, sheep, and chickens from Cricket Creek Farm, Sweet Brook Farm, and other local farms. Girl Scout Troop 12940 will have a face painting booth

Live music will be provided by Val Martel, with his eclectic guitar stylings, and all will be invited to join in a sing-a-long. Boy Scout Troop 70 will have a model campsite set up. Carpenter Norm Jolin will be selling his woodcrafts and demonstrating his skills. And Erik Thiele, the Golf Pro at Waubeeka Golf Links, will be demonstrating proper gold swing techniques.

There’s no need to pack a lunch with local chef Robin Lenz making grilled cheese sandwiches, and the Store at Five Corners sending over their sandwich creations too. There will be a lemonade stand and the Mister Ding-a-Ling ice cream truck will pay a call.

Local businesses and artists have been generous in their donation of prizes for the Silent Auction, which include an overnight stay at Manhattan Club in New York City, a pair of ski passes to Mount Snow, dinner for 2 at the Mill on the Floss, and a handsome still life oil painting by Grant Sun, among many others.

A50/50 Raffle will also help raise funds for the work of the Museum, with the winner taking home half the pot.

Admission is $10 for families and $5 for individuals. All proceeds go to support the Museum’s mission of preserving Williamstown’s history.

The Williamstown Historical Museum was founded in 1941, as the Williamstown House of Local History, to preserve and to promote knowledge of the town’s history. Our goal is to document the diverse people and buildings, the associations and businesses, the institutions and events, which form the town’s history from the earliest days to the present time. Our collection includes photographs, documents, and artifacts from the 1700s to the present day, as well as published works related to the town’s history. We have a permanent display set up, and rotating exhibits which use many items in the collection to help educate our community on many aspects of the town’s history.

Jason Velázquez

Jason Velázquez has worked in print and digital journalism and publishing for two decades.
Phone: (413) 776-5125

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