Fairmount Homes Heritage Day is June 3

By on May 31, 2017

On Saturday, June 3, Fairmount Homes welcomes the community to its 13th 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, is filled with great food, lots of fun activities and many opportunities to reminisce bygone days. The grounds are covered with more than 60 antique tractors, miscellaneous vintage farm implements, and an impressive array of antique cars. This year again, a tractor procession is planned at about 2:30 p.m. to close out this year’s event. The day will also serve as the season’s final day of the Fairmount’s popular annual Silent Auction that started in late October.

Starting the day at 6:30 a.m. is 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, is added to the menu options along with hand-cut fresh French fries, subs, hot dogs, ham and 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, start at 6:30 a.m. There is 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 Frank Weaver will recount stories from yesteryear. Talented artisans and crafts people demonstrate their crafts-chair caning, spinning, weaving, stone masonry and pottery making, etc. Carriages and antique car rides serve 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. To learn more, visit fairmounthomes.org.

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