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Comment on : HAYRIDES & WREATH/SLEIGHBELL SALE AT HOWELL FARM SATURDAY, NOV. 27, 2010


HAYRIDES & WREATH/SLEIGHBELL SALE AT HOWELL FARM SATURDAY, NOV. 27, 2010

 Sleighbells will ring at Howell Living History Farm on Saturday, November 27 when  the Farm holds its annual Thanksgiving program featuring free horsedrawn hayrides, a wreath and sleighbell sale and a special children's craft program.      

Horsedrawn hayrides (or sleighrides!) will be offered on a continuous basis from 11am-3pm.  There is no charge for the rides, but donations of canned goods will be accepted for distribution to local food banks.  At 3:00pm, donors will be eligible to win doorprizes--including bells worn by the Farm's horses.

Sleighbells will be sold throughout the day by The Friends of Howell Farm to benefit  the Farm's restoration projects. The bells are made by harnessmaker Mervin Martin, who makes the harnesses and sleighbells worn by the Farm's  workhorses.   Brass and nickel plated bells will be sold in straps of six, twelve and twenty bells.  Reproduction cast bells, bell door ringers and bell ornaments will also be available.

Other holiday items featured at the annual fundraiser include fresh evergreen wreaths and doorhangings; the Farm's flour and honey; and beautiful handmade items sewn by the Pleasant Valley Stitchers.

A children's craft program, "Pinecone Turkey Placecard Holder ," will be held in the farmhouse, on a walk-in basis, from 11-3pm. Projects take 20 minutes to complete and cost $2.00 each.  Groups (8 or more) must pre-register.

Howell Farm is maintained and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission.  It is located on Valley Rd., just off Rt. 29, two miles south of Lambertville, NJ.  Parking and admission are free.  For more information, call the Farm at 609-737-3299, or visit websites at www.howellfarm.org. OR www.mercercounty.org