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A full day of family fun and beautiful weather marked this year’s annual Apple Harvest Fair in East Walpole.
Over a thousand happy faces enjoyed games, petting baby animals from Animal Craze, pony rides, face painting, and a trackless train ride. Inside the church hall, people delighted in the silent auction, where hundreds of valuable items were up for bids, including Patriots tickets, fine furniture, and attractive gift baskets. Meanwhile, others savored the popular homemade fish chowder and apple crisp. Hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and cotton candy were on sale all day near the midway.
Fair personnel extended special thanks to The Trustees of Reservation and to Friends of Francis William Bird Park for their co-operation and help that contributed greatly to the fair's success. They also extended their gratitude to the Cub Scouts and the Walpole Fire and Police Departments for their help during the fair.
Besides being an all-day fun favorite for the community, the fair is also an important fundraiser, with portions of the proceeds going to The Walpole Food Pantry and to the Breaking Bread meals served to Walpole residents.
Anyone wishing more information about the Fair or Union Congregational Church may call (508-668-1355). Union Congregational Church is an all-welcoming church at 55 Rhoades Ave in East Walpole with weekly service at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays.