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Millbrook Community Day

Sun Sep 11th, 2016

High temperatures did not stop Millbrook residents from turning out for Community Day, a yearly celebration set up by the Millbrook Business Association.  The farmer’s market was moved to Church Street.  

Franklin Avenue was lined with tables, promoting businesses or fund raising through food sales.  There was an oatmeal-raisin cookie-baking contest, sangria tasting, and BBQ chicken at the firehouse.  

At midday a parade, comprised of young soccer camp kids, dogs in costume, a well behaved goat, and the Millbrook Hounds, strolled through the village. 

Outside the library there were practical demonstrations to interest people of all ages: from fly casting lessons by Timothy Bontecou and music lessons by Eric Rosi-Marshall, who showed people how to play three chords and participate in a jam session.  Perhaps the greatest hit of all were the free books given out to children.  

Tabitha McMahon, the owner of Ella’s Enchanted Events, poses as Cinderella and Tessa Fountain is Snow White. They are members of a professional company who perform at children’s parties.

Mr. Miner cooking:  Andrew Miner cooking sweet potato fries for Central Baptist Church’s ribs and wings fundraiser booth.

girls & hounds:  Two hounds with their handlers parade down Franklin Avenue.

dogs in hats:  Sharon Slocum of Verbank with Lily and Daisy.  “I love Millbrook because Millbrook is pet friendly.”

girl & dog:  Minnie the dog, owned by Emmeline Heaney of Millbrook.