Monday, May 10, 2010

May Day at Haston Free Public Library

Saturday, May 1st, the Haston Public Library held a May Day Festival, culminating their "Read! Grow! Eat!" campaign which began in March. Area farms displayed their wares - either for sale or simply as educational opportunities. Our farm sold perennials, next to a friend selling his maple syrup.
In the background of this picture is the Haston Free Library - renovated and expanded in 2007. To the left is the older section and the new part is on the right.
This is our friend's booth. He makes maple syrup & gave out samples of maple sugar candy. Yum! In the background is the Congregational church.
On either side of us were a calf from one of the (few) area dairy farms and 2 kids (baby goats) from a dairy goat farm. The babies were hits with all the children!

Local muscians entertained the crowds. Two groups performed, all playing string instruments.

One group positioned in the old library entrance played a wide selection including popular country songs.

The other group, billed as "Wandering Minstrels", meandered along the church lawn as they played. All of the music set an enjoyable backdrop, as if the day had its own soundtrack!

The day was beautiful and fun. Now I'm looking forward to the Asparagus & Flower Heritage Festival in two weeks. I'll be sure to post from photos from that, you can bet.

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