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Permits issued for summer fundraisers

July 03, 2020
WOLFEBORO — The Board of Selectmen issued permits on Wednesday evening, June 24, for a number of fundraising events for July and August, all with CDC protocols in place. That is, attendees are expected to be respectful of others by wearing face coverings and keep a six foot distance from each other.

The Wolfeboro Area Children's Center will forgo its annual Fairyland Festival in Cate Park in favor of walking or riding bikes along the Bridge Falls Path from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in search of fairies on Saturday, July 11.

And the Wolfeboro Historical Society has scheduled fairs featuring local crafters and antique dealers on the grounds of the Clark Museum complex. According to organizer Pat Hodder, the Thursday fairs, scheduled for July 9 and 23, Aug. 6 and 20 and Sept. 10 are "homespun" events, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. featuring ten to twelve tables at most. Those dates coincide with the Wolfeboro Area Farmers' Market (WAFM).

Permission was granted with the condition that vendors would unload and then proceed to park in the Wolfeboro Public Library lot or possibly the All Saints Episcopal Church lot to better accommodate visitors. The town is controlling parking along Clark Road and the WAFM puts up no parking signs.

The Historical Society will also host walking tours with Dr. John Foley, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing for around an hour, on July 11 and 25 and Aug. 8 and 22. The organization's Historical Figures Tea, a popular event usually held in the barn, will adapt to pandemic conditions by moving outdoors with a change in format.

Selectman Linda Murray captured the general feeling of the board saying that she felt it is important to have events for the public to enjoy. Concerns for public safety in light of the pandemic are always a part of the discussion.

Martin Lord Osman
Varney Smith
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