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Burlington 5K Run/Walk and Whigville Harvest Fest Set for October 28

Whigville Grange, 153 South Main Street, Burlington, CT.

The Whigville Preservation Group announced the 3rd Annual Whigville Harvest Fest will be held on Sunday, October 28th in conjunction with the 9th Annual Burlington 5K Run/Walk  presented by the Burlington Land Trust.

Taking place during the height of the fall season and the foliage, there will be fun for the entire family after the 5K race, such as a kids’ games and activities, arts and crafts, tractors on display, baked goods, local produce, a silent auction, and more.

The Whigville Preservation Group is a project of the Burlington Land Trust. The mission of the Whigville Preservation Group is to preserve and protect the agricultural heritage of Whigville, both its farmlands and woodlands, for future generations.

“Everyone in Whigville appreciates our village’s rich agricultural heritage, which will be on full display during Harvest Fest,” said Patti Smaldone, leader of the Whigville Preservation Group.

“A team of dedicated volunteers has been planning for months so that we can raise funds to eventually preserve our agrarian way of life for future generations.”

“Whigville is a throw-back to another time in American history when farming was prevalent,” said Paul Rochford, President of the Burlington Land Trust.

“The landscape of Whigville, with its scenic views and grange, is increasingly unique in 21st century New England, and saving it is one of our top priorities.”

The Whigville Harvest Fest will take place on Sunday, October 28th from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Whigville Grange, 153 South Main Street, Burlington, CT. The Burlington 5K Run/Walk will start at 10:00am at the same location.

For more information, email whigvillect@gmail.com.or visitwww.facebook.com/whigvillect/

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