Come Celebrate with Us!

September 22, 2015

Come Celebrate With Us

Please join Larson Farm at our annual

Columbus Day Weekend Steer Roast and Barn Dance

Saturday, October 10th  2015

 

At 2PM, we will begin cider making and offer walking tours of the farm to observe the dairy and beef herds and explain our intensive grassland management systems that produce the fine beef and raw milk available in our farm store.

 

The barbecue will be served at 5, but come much earlier. Bring a side dish to pass if you can, and something to drink. We will again roast one of our own beef steers and have a truck load of apples for the kids to make cider. The Contra-Dancing will be from 7:00 to 10:00. Later there might be music around the camp fire, so bring your instrument.

 

For eleven years now, many of you have contributed to the Uganda School Project, helping to pay the school fees for the neediest of children in Masaka District. Last year, we help 42 children stay in school. It would be a great time to contribute again. The needs are great, so we will again have a lively auction with items donated by friends and local businesses. If you wish to contribute items for the auction, please let us know. We look forward to another year of improving the lives of children in Uganda. The auction will be immediately before the barn dance at 6:00.

We’re 3/4 of a mile south of Wells village at 69 South Street. Rich and Cynthia Larson, Morningside (802-645-1957). Larsonrr@myfairpoint.net or CynthiaL@myfairpoint.net

 

Hope you can come!

Saturday, October 10th

Rain or Shine

 

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