Local residents 'celebrate Tolland'
By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Tolland - posted Thu., Sep. 22, 2011
Tolland residents couldn't have asked for more perfect late summer weather for the 'Celebrate Tolland' event on Sept. 17. Hundreds turned out to visit booths from local organizations, crafters and businesses, in addition to tasting food from local vendors.
“There are lots of people looking,” said Peg Sorenson, who was spinning yarn at the Palmer Family Farm booth. “Very friendly people, who are very interested in what's going on.” Sorenson said there was a larger contingent of crafters than most people expected, and she hopes it becomes even larger at future events.
Kate Mlodzinski was among volunteers at the Adam's Adventure booth, which was selling penny (or “dime”) candy to raise funds for the all-abilities playground project. “What child doesn't like candy?” Mlodzinski asked, adding that the event, overall, is a great idea for Tolland. “I think it's awesome. You see people you haven't seen in a while, it's a beautiful day, and there’s a football game in the background,” she said.
Organizers said the turnout was great, and the event - in its second year - will continue and hopefully become a town tradition.