Community Harvest Project holds Harvest Home Family Festival in Grafton

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By Jesse Kucewicz, Contributing Writer

Child plays in leaf pile with leaves. Boxes in the background. Autumn.
This year’s Harvest Home Family Festival took place on Nov. 7 in Grafton. (Photo/Jesse Kucewicz)

GRAFTON – The Community Harvest Project hosted its annual year-end fundraiser, the Harvest Home Family Festival, on Nov. 7 in Grafton.

The organization aims to engage and educate volunteers to grow fresh fruits and vegetables. The group then donates its harvests to 22 different hunger relief partners in the area. 

The Harvest Project hosts about 7,000 volunteers annually according to Executive Director Tori Buerschaper.

After missing a year due to the pandemic, community members could enjoy live music and fresh food and beverages at this year’s Family Festival. Children enjoyed a bouncy house, leaf pile, and apple cannon.

“We are so excited to be able to host this live again,” Buerschaper told the Community Advocate. “It’s been two years, a long time for us, but it’s so nice to see so many people come out again and enjoy this.”

Buerschaper said that, due to limited registration, the group removed the 5K run that normally kicks off this event this year. They hope to resume that aspect of this tradition next year.

 

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