A broken elbow has slowed me down but several former contestants have offered help and the Hand Mowing Contest, at Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven, will take place as scheduled on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. But some more help I need are early entries, like right now, so I can prepare the six class lists for the two judges.
The six classes are youth, 16 years and younger; Ladies, Men, ages 17-59; Seasoned Stock, ages 60-79; Roger Shattuck Memorial, ages 80 and over; and the open class Oold Bucks and Does.
Send entries to Lucien D. Paquette, 397 Weybridge St., Middlebury 05753, via e-mail, L2Paquette@aol.com, or call 388-2898. Provide your full name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number and the class or classes you plan to enter.
A contest handbook, including rules and tips, is available. Nancy Reynolds of Burlington, a first-time contestant last year in the Ladies class, was involved in creating the handbook.
The Addison County Fair and Field Days Hand mowing Contest is a unique event which hopefully will continue and improve into the future.