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Grafton gardeners, history buffs endure chilly weather

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

 

Garden club members Linda Casey and Carolyn Jakubiak assist a plant buyer.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Grafton – On an unseasonably chilly May 13, another successful Grafton History Day and Plant Sale took place at Grafton Common. Co-sponsored by the Grafton Historical Society and the Grafton Garden Club, the annual five-hour event celebrates the town’s 1735 incorporation. Proceeds from the plant sales go toward scholarships.

Festivities included live musical entertainment from the gazebo, displays of vintage vehicles and farming tools, basket weaving demonstrations, pony rides and a bake sale. Artifacts were displayed from the Grafton Historical Society Museum as well as the Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center in Grafton. The Grafton Public Library provided a story walk around the common.

For information about the historical society, visit www.graftonhistoricalsociety.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/graftonhistory; and for the garden club, visit www.graftongardenclub.org.

 

Heather Leonard purchases several vegetables plants.

Rebecca Ahlfors and her son Harry Max, 1, get a plate of cupcakes at the bake sale.

Grafton Garden Club treasurer Helen Blazis discusses plants with Patricia Wilson.

Tom Casey sings from the gazebo.

Vintage vehicle owners Bruce Nichols and Jim Padula chat while surrounded by a 1941 Ford Woody Wagon, a 1973 Ford Mustang convertible and a 1962 AMC Metropolitan.

 

 

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