Heritage Day14th Annual Heritage Day a Great Event!
On Saturday, June 4, 2018, Fairmount Homes welcomed the community to its 14th Annual Heritage Day, an event in which residents, staff, and the community come together to celebrate their rural heritage.
Heritage Day, sponsored by Good’s Store, was filled with great food, lots of fun activities and many opportunities to reminisce bygone days. The grounds were covered with an impressive array of antique tractors, miscellaneous vintage farm implements, and antique cars. Again the day ended with a tractor procession that started at approximately 2:30 p.m. The day also served as the season’s final day of the Fairmount’s popular annual Silent Auction that started in mid-October and ran until Heritage Day.
Starting the day at 6:30 a.m. was a hearty breakfast selection of eggs, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, orange juice and more. At 9:30 a.m., pork barbecue, fresh from cooking overnight on the grill, was added to the menu options along with hand-cut fresh French fries, subs, hot dogs, ham & cheese sandwiches, Auntie Anne’s soft pretzels, ice cream churned with a hit-and-miss engine, and in-season strawberry pies by the slice or by the pie.
Heritage Day activities, designed for every age and interest, started with breakfast at 6:30 a.m. There were a petting zoo, quilting, and tours of the adjacent Muddy Creek Farm Library and Home Messenger Library. Local storytellers Henry Benner and Ken Sensenig and historian Lloyd Weiler held listeners spellbound as they recounted stories from yesteryear. Talented artisans and crafts people demonstrated their crafts—chair caning, spinning, weaving, stone masonry and pottery making, etc. Retired history teacher Don Boyer brought part of his 40-year arrowhead, old bottle and Native American artifact collection to display. Carriages and antique car rides served to delight both young and old alike.
All funds raised on Heritage Day go to Fairmount’s Sharing Fund, which benefits residents who have exhausted their financial resources.