New Canaan Inn Hosts 2nd Annual Harvest Country Fair
Posted on October 15, 2013
New Canaan Inn recently took on the spirit of country fairgrounds as it celebrated its second annual “Harvest Country Fair.” The event, which was conceived of by Barbara Jeffries, the Inn’s Assistant Director of Activities, began with Midway games including a bean bag toss, hula-hoop toss with leather pig, mouse trap penny precision game, and tin can putting contest. The games concluded with staff “stretching for donuts” with their hands tied behind their back and residents cheering them on.
The event also featured an all-day farmers market where folks could buy apples, jams, assorted candies, pumpkins and gourds. At lunchtime, residents enjoyed banjo strumming from foot-stomping folk singer, Bruce Taylor.
Afternoon festivities included a pie tasting contest judged by Inn residents. With nine entries from families, friends, staff and volunteers, and varieties including fudge, pumpkin, cranberry raisin, apple, blueberry, chocolate cream, apple crisp and pecan, Frank Haines of New Canaan was named the winner with his apple raspberry pie.
The afternoon also included a visit from New Canaan Nature Center’s newest inhabitants, Pumpkin and Buttercup – two miniature Nigerian goats. An additional visitor was “Fearghas,” a ten time champion English lop rabbit, whose ears each measure about 8 inches long.
The evening concluded with a harvest dinner of homemade popovers with honey butter, walnut and raspberry salad, roast pork and chicken, Brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie with rum raisin ice cream for dessert.
Located at 73 Oenoke Ridge in New Canaan, New Canaan Inn offers independent living through Waveny Care Network, a comprehensive continuum of healthcare that serves the growing needs of older adults from all areas. For more information call (203) 594-5450 or visit www.waveny.org.