Town gathers for 'Suffield on the Green'

By Jennifer Coe - ReminderNews
Suffield - posted Thu., Sep. 12, 2013
Jace, 8, threw a good hit, dunking the young man in the tank. This was one of the fun things for kids to do at the annual Suffield on the Green event. Photos by Jennifer Coe.
Jace, 8, threw a good hit, dunking the young man in the tank. This was one of the fun things for kids to do at the annual Suffield on the Green event. Photos by Jennifer Coe.

A sunny, crisp Saturday morning greeted everyone attending Suffield on the Green on Sept. 7. This weekend-long annual event provides residents with the opportunity to get to know many of the community organizations in town, as well as buy crafts from vendors and eat some good local food.

The Friends of Suffield organizes this very well-attended event, making sure that there is something for anyone, at any age.

The craft fair, held at the Phelps-Hatheway House and Garden, was a great starting place for people who wanted to walk straight from one end of the festivities to the other.

Kelly Savery was selling her paper sculptures in the historic barn. Her intricate paper designs were just one of the unique and captivating crafts available for purchase. “This is a passion,” she said. “It’s less craft and more fine art.” Now that her children are all grown, she is able to focus a lot of her time on creating paper sculptures where she lives in Ellington. Some other things which were available were quilted and sewn items, doll clothes, dried flower arrangements and jewelry.

Past the stage where Traci Mnich and Relentless were playing, and the book sale going strong at the library, multiple booths were set up by local groups. Deb Hareth and Linda Champagney were staffing the Babb’s Park Renovation tent. They were there that day to “keep [the project] in the forefront of people’s minds,” said Hareth. “Don’t forget us because we are in West Suffield,” she joked. The renovation project continues to make progress with the recent addition of siding on the rink. “We want to make it a venue where everyone in town could use it,” said Champagney.


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