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 Alexandria’s Old Fashioned Animal Fair Benefit Was a Great Time for People of All Ages
  By Donna rhoDes
ALEXANDRIA- The town green behind the Alexandria Town Hall was the site of an Old Fashioned Animal Fair benefit- ting the family of Sandy Blais, who passed away on Sept. 14th, leaving behind her husband, children, and beloved animals. Besides working as a school bus driver for many years, Sandy also worked at Bristol Veterinary Hos- pital, and her love for children and animals sparked the idea for the benefit held in her honor on Oct. 24th.
Boys and girls, moms and dads, and seniors alike enjoyed visiting the pens where they could visit, feed and pet local farm animals, ranging from chickens and ducks to rabbits, miniature goats, and donkeys. Jen Tuthill, a co-sponsor of the event, also brought along Stella, her Palomino pony, and Stefnir, her Ice Horse, for children to not only pet but ride. “We had just enough animals here today to make this work,” Tuthill said.
Jen Tuthill of Patten Brook Pony Rides lead Jacoby and her horse “Stefnir” around the Alexandria town green during the Old Fashioned Animal Fair on Oct. 24th. Photos by Donna Rhodes
Ceilie Mutney and Emily Strong enjoyed meeting “Diva” and “Dante” at the Alexandria Old Fashioned Animal Fair benefitting the family of Sandy Blais.
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“Above all, we appreciate every- one who came out today as well as the great weather!”
She and co-sponsor Marla Walls also expressed their appre- ciation for all the baked goods, lunch foods, raffles, and silent auction items that were also do- nated for the event. “We know that Sandy would be pleased as punch about this day; she would have enjoyed this so much, but
we’re all still here to enjoy it for her,” said Tuthill. She and Walls also wished to thank the Alexan- dria Board of Selectmen for their support in the use of the town hall property.
All donations and proceeds from the raffle, auction and food sales will benefit the family Blais left behind as they struggle on in life without her.
Our October Scavenger Hunt was very successful! Thanks to all who joined in and made it fun. Special thanks to our assistant librarian Donna Luti for setting up the clues and to the Friends of the Hebron Library for provid- ing the prizes. As Thanksgiving approaches, I will give thanks for the opportunity to be part of the community as your librarian.
This month, join us for an af- ternoon of paper crafts and so- cializing. We’ll be making table decorations that you might use for your Thanksgiving dinner and coming together to catch up on our lives now that the busy summer is over. Our Crafts & Pie Social is on Saturday, November 20. Drop in anytime between 9 and 12. We will supply all the materials; you supply the con- versation.
Mark your calendars for De- cember 11. We’ll have caroling at the library, plus a book & bake sale. More details soon.
Are you interested in join- ing our book club? You’re just in time as we’re starting one up again. Please email us, hebronli-, to get put on our mailing list so you can help us choose our first book.
The knitters’ group meets on Mondays, 1 to 4 pm. All skill lev- els are welcomed.
The Hebron Library is open for browsing on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 to 4, and Satur- days from 9 to 12. You can also email us for curbside borrowing,
Bookmark our library website and follow us on Facebook, face-, for the latest news and updates.
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