Saturday, September 9, 2017

why I love it here.

Without further ado, the 2017 Westminster West Community Fair.

It starts with a parade. This year's theme: New Beginnings. Each of those little white flags below has the name of a kid born within the last year.

A nice counterpart to Brattleboro's Strolling of the Heifers: The Hefting of the Strollers. Those are our elected state officials - our Senator, Jeanette White, and our rep, Mike Mworicki.

Following the parade: my favorite a capella singing group, "Ladies Against Women". They only perform at events such as this. I'm in a chorus with two of the gals below and !! I have been invited to join them next year. 

I couldn't be more thrilled. I'll need help assembling an outfit because my wardrobe is more of the jeans and t-shirts scene.

In the entrance to the church we have the vegetable art display.

Inside, there's a silent auction and an art show.  Outside, while a whole chicken barbecue lunch is being served, two kids' races happen - this is the littler kids.

After lunch: save your leftover corn cobs, because we now have a game in which a cob on an old fashioned roller skate is sent down an inclined gutter...

... to be met by a child with an ax trying to chop it in half when it gets to the bottom. A community fair featuring the honoring of babies, political satire, and children given weapons...

...this is my kind of town. 

Inside the sanctuary, a painting of this church as seen from its graveyard.  Our house would be tucked in the nearer set of woods before the hills. 

Heaven, Vermont style.