The sixth annual Fall Festival brought enjoyment to many

The Fall Festival at Eastwood Preserve was started six years ago as a fundraiser to save the barn on the property. Too much time had elapsed, the barn was razed, but the event continued on Sept. 17 as a fun, outdoor event, with new recreation director John Piepsny in charge.

Attendees toe-tapped to violin music played by Mary Ann Roth, learned about butterflies from Ellen Daniels, and enjoyed a hot dog served by Carolyn Sullivan, chair of the Park and Recreation Board.  The youngsters enjoyed handmade jewelry and bags while the adults admired the flowers and vegetables in the community garden.

Ron Takach served cool treats, including pumpkin ice cream; Jeff DeLuca provided information about the Richfield Heritage Preserve and librarian Diane Nagy read to the children.  The highlight for many was a hayride around the 36-acre Eastwood Preserve. ∞

Photos by E. Daniels