Hospital Fair Day funds helped Grace Cottage purchase these updated Stryker hospital beds!
Grace Cottage VIRTUAL Hospital Fair Day
70 years ago, a tradition began that has been vital to Grace Cottage’s patient care. The first Hospital Fair Day was held on Saturday, August 5, 1950, organized by the Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary, with a healthy mix of fun, fellowship, and fundraising.
Thanks to the love, loyalty, and dedication of so many volunteers and fairgoers over the years, Grace Cottage still strives to provide excellent medical care for the community. Grace Cottage relies on the proceeds from this annual event, which now averages $50,000 each year.
How You Are Helping!
THANK YOU to everyone who worked so hard and contributed so generously to the 70th Annual Hospital Fair Day 2020 campaign for new technologically advanced Stryker beds at Grace Cottage Hospital. The new beds arrived in September.
Hospital Fair Day allows Grace Cottage to make capital improvements and to buy much-needed equipment. Hospital Fair Day 2018 funds helped to purchase and install a generator for the clinic to keep services running during power outages, and Hospital Fair Day 2019 funds helped to buy a new air-handling system for the hospital.
With your help, we have met our $50,000 Hospital Fair Day 2020 campaign goal with a total raised of $56,711.46, so we were able to buy more beds than originally planned. Ultimately, over time, we plan to replace all of the hospital inpatient beds. We are humbled and grateful. On behalf of all of our patients, we thank you!
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For $66,815 raised!
Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day Goes On! — Virtually
No, we couldn’t gather on the Townshend Common this year, but the 70th Annual Virtual Hospital Fair Day kept alive several important traditions.
We invite you to continue reminiscing by viewing the picture albums below. Here you will see Fair Day faces and events, as well as some of the babies born here across the years. You can still buy your 2020 Hospital Fair Day t-shirt or hat at the Messenger Valley Pharmacy in Townshend. Links below also take you to traditional Fair Day recipes and fun, Fair Day-themed coloring pages. a relaxing activity for yourself or your child.
Thank you for continuing to support the Annual Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day!
Eileen Fahey, Hospital Fair Day Chairperson
Andrea Seaton, Grace Cottage Foundation
Grace Cottage Gear
Grace Cottage Babies
If you were born at Grace Cottage, send us a current picture and tell us your birth year, and we’ll add you to our virtual Birthday Baby Parade with our beloved Stork (don’t tell anyone, but it’s Dr. Timothy Shafer!)
Hospital Fair Day Recipes
- Curried Red Lentil Salad
- Gazpacho Recipe
- Vermont Salad Dressing
- Beer Bread
- Sue’s Lemonade
- Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce
- Bok Choy Salad
- Diane’s Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Pesto Pasta Salad
Get your crayons out — it’s coloring time. Click on any of the special Hospital Fair Day coloring pages below, and print the page to color offline.
Costumes & Face Painting
We want to reminisce with you. We’re posting videos and photos of past Fairs. If you have photos or videos from past Hospital Fair Days that you’d like to share, e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add them to the album.