Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dinner Honoring Bruce Mosher

The Board of Directors honored Bruce Mosher, retiring director, on Sunday afternoon, August 19, 2012. A great dinner was shared by all attending at the Goose & Gander Restaurant in Thomaston, CT. Everyone thanked Bruce for his more than 15 years as a director. Also, he gave the Agricultural Society so many countless hours of hard work, volunteering his time to help make our fair what it is.

His time dedicated to the Early Americana displays, including the Country Store & Working Shingle Mill were his great pride.

We thank Bruce and will miss everything he did for the Society. But I'm sure we'll see Bruce at the Fair and he will actually be able to see the Fair this year.

Deadline for Exhibitors September 26th

A reminder to all exhibitors that the deadline for general exhibitors is Wednesday, September 26, 2012.  The whole premium book is available by going to our website. Look for the "Premium Book" tab where you can download the complete book with all the current year's information needed.

So get busy making that list of entries you want to exhibit at the Harwinton Fair. Our exhibitors are an important part of our agricultural fair so make sure you get those forms to our secretary, Lisa Shimels, by that date.

If you have any questions, contact her or any of our directors, who will be happy to help you out.

The Fair is two weeks away so put October 6th & 7th on your calendar. Bring your family & friends to the 156th Annual Harwinton Fair. Join in the fun and become a fair exhibitor!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2012 Premium Book Is On Its Way!

The premium book for 2012 is on its way! The printers have processed them and have  shipped them out. The book committee of Chris Slate & Carol Deleppo did a wonderful job as usual. The new edition will be available on our website shortly.

Anyone wishing to receive the premium book can contact  any director. Also, the books are placed around the Litchfield County area in public places, libraries, town hall, post office and stores. So get busy preparing your exhibits to enter into the fair. The general exhibitor's deadline is September 26, 2012. Check the website under the schedule section for the deadlines for other departments.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Scholarships Awarded for 2012

The Board of Directors of the Harwinton Agricultural Society held their  meeting on the Monday, August 13th at the Thomaston Savings Bank in Harwinton. The two recipients for our 2012 scholarships of $1,500.00 each were presented with them at the meeting.

Nicolle Hill received her third award as she enters her Junior year at Eastern College in Ct. Kelsey Cosgrove, our second recipient, is attending her first year of college in PA. We congratulated both of them and wished them success pursuing their careers and furthering their educations.

These scholarships are presented each year. Students can apply for the scholarships and are eligible to receive them even if they had been a previous recipient. Check out the information on the Fair Scholarship section on our website.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Worknights are Going On

Tuesday worknights have once again begun at the fairgrounds. Projects on the maintenance of the buildings and grounds have started. Weather permitting, work starts around 5:00 pm. Members and volunteers are welcomed to join us. It's always gratifying to see the Annual Fair come together each year.

In addition, the rental events at the grounds are a great way to enjoy our beautiful grounds. The Volkswagon Bug In is this Sunday, June 17th. Then the Harwinton Lions Club sponsored Summer concert takes place July 7th. The Antique Show will be back again in September.

Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The deadline for scholarship applications is June 30, 2012. The Directors voted to increase the two scholarships to $1,500.00 each. Scholarship application information can be located on our website along with the application form.

Forms can also be obtained at school guidance offices throughout the Litchfield County area schools. There is still time so get busy and send in that application.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Member Dues Deadline

A reminder to all members who have not yet paid 2012 dues, the deadline is March 1st. There will be no reminder sent so get your dues to our treasurer, Judy Aeschlimann before that date.

Your membership has advantages that get you into the Fair both days. Also, if you exhibit into the Fair's departments, there is no exhibitor fee to do so.

If you have any questions, please contact any director to help you out.