Horse Guard to Open GreenSpring Country Fair

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Contact: Michael Hoffman, Chairman
            (203) 372-0800

Horse Guard to Open GreenSpring Country Fair

TRUMBULL– The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will ride into the
fairgrounds and open the GreenSpring Country Fair on Sunday May 20 at the
Trumbull AgriScience and Biotechnology Center on Daniels Farm Road.

Chartered in 1808 during the administration of Governor Jonathan Trumbull, the
2GHG ‘attends and escorts the Governor in times of peace and war.’ An active
all-volunteer state militia unit, it is one of the oldest cavalry units in
continuous service in the United States. In addition to participating in the
opening ceremonies, the Second Company Govornor’s Horse Guard will also perform
drills as part of the GreenSpring program.

Sponsored by the Patrons of the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, GreenSpring is
a celebration of Connecticut’s rich agricultural heritage – past, present and
future.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the TNAC building campaign and
scholarship fund.

Miniature horses from area farms will also be trotting in the exhibition ring.
Pulling scaled-down carriages, they’re sure to be a crowd favorite. – As will be
an exhibit of antique tractors from farms throughout the county.

There will also be an original  cooking baking contest, so get out your family
recipe and enter.  And if you raise chickens at your home or farm, enter a few
in the GreenSpring Chicken  Pageant.  Whether you have the smallest, largest,
prettiest, etc., there’s sure to be a category for your chicken.

From demonstrations by area farmers of sheep sheering, herb planting, wool
spinning, bee keeping, hay baling and more, the GreenSpring Country Fair is
certain to be a fun-filled day for family and friends.

The students from the AgriScience & Biotechnology Center will also be on hand to
introduce some farm animals to visitors at a petting zoo.

There will be many hands-on activities for kids, led by TNAC volunteers.
Children will help to paint a mural which will be placed in the new Trumbull
Nature & Arts Center or they can  plant a seed to bring home and in time
transplant in their own yard, just to name a few.

Music by the Midnight Rodeo Band will fill air throughout the day — and night,
when a barn dance will begin as the sun sets. Visitors can dance to the tunes of
the band or just sit and enjoy.

 And yes there will be food –  prepared by Sapore Italian Deli
and Mr. Mac’s Canteen – will be available to satisfy every palate.
 For further information, contact event chairman MichaelHoffman at
greenspring2012@optimum.net or telephone (203) 372-0800.


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