Monday, August 29, 2005

Fall "Applefest" set for Sept. 24 at Little Red Schoolhouse

Williamstown Cooperative Nursery School at the Little Red Schoolhouse announced their annual APPLEFEST fundraiser for Saturday, Sept 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at the schoolhouse, located at 32 New Ashford Road (U.S.Route 7) in Williamstown just south of the intersection of Routes 7 and state Route 43 ("Five Corners").

Applefest, Little Red's annual country fair for children, celebrates the beginning of autumn with activities for the whole family, including games, face painting, crafts and a small petting zoo for children. A fire truck with Sparky the Dog as well as tractor rides will be available at the site. A "guess the size of the pumpkin" contest will take place as well as an apple pie competition with homemade pies baked from families attending the cooperative school. The annual bake sale and food concessions will offer food and drink to attendees.

In addition, a raffle will take place with more than 70 prizes donated by local businesses including gift certificates to Gideon's, Gramercy Bistro, Hobson's Choice, Mezze Bistro & Bar, Mill on the Floss, The Orchards and Taconic Restaurant plus 10 additional eateries, memberships to The Springs, YMCA, Clark Art Institute and Bennington Museum, a great selection of books from Storey Publishing, a jacket valued at more than $200 from The Mountain Goat, and tickets to Williamstown Theatre Festival and Tanglewood.

Applefest is the largest public fundraising event of the year for The Little Red Schoolhouse. The funds raised are used for classroom materials and curriculum planning. For more information on Applefest or programs at the school, call Angela Cardinali at 413-458-8668 or email


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