Vergennes French Heritage Days to be celebrated

10:30-Noon Homemade ice cream-come help churn. Sponsored by Monument Farms Dairy and Mel Simmons.

11:00-11:45 The Fiddleheads-a Mark Sustic Group-Bandstand.

11:00-4:00 "It's About Time"- Vergennes Lions Club Clock Auction (clocks painted by local artists).

10:00-1:00 Horse and carriage rides by Pat Palmer of Thornapple Farm-Free.

11:45 Box Lunch Auction at Bandstand-highest bidders will eat lunch at noon with Samuel de Champlain, Comte de Vergennes - lunches provided by 3 Squares Caf

Noon-12:30 French response songs (Bandstand)-Prof. Simon Barenbaum, Les Boulangers and Alliance Francaise-Venez chanter avec nous!

1:00 Jacqueline Lefebvre and Ga tan Morissette-musical duo from Montreal and Quebec (Bandstand).

1:30 Walking Tour with Bill Thiess, narrated in French & English-meet at white tent (Silent Auction) on Park Street-Free.

2:00-2:30 Matt Bean - Vermont fiddler-Bandstand.

1:30-2:30 Fencing demonstration by Vermont Fencing Alliance in back of park.

2:30 Bastille Day Waiter's Races-amateur adult waiters and children waiters (North Green Street in front of Information Booth).

3:00 - 3:45 Erik and Ericka Andrus - Fiddle and accordion-Bandstand.

3:15-4:15 Vergennes Opera House-free-Green Mountain Cloggers (Traditional Appalachian dancing, with foot rhythms and toe tapping energy performed by a local Chittenden and Addison County troupe) and Celtic Heather (dancers of all ages from across northern Vermont perform traditional and contemporary Scottish Highland & Irish figure dances led by instructor Heather Morris) performance and workshop.

4:00 St. Peter's Catholic Church (corner of Maple and King St.) will be open for visitation at 4 p.m., prior to the 5 p.m. mass said in English (church built by French Canadians with doors, etc. from Joseph Falardo's mill by Otter Creek Falls).

Vergennes Opera House performances-Saturday evening.

Buttons must be purchased for admission.

6:15 Les Ruine-Bottines -trio from Quebec. 7:15 Va-et-Vient-local Franco-American group.

8:00 Enjoy complimentary dessert.

8:30 Les Familles Roy-C t -3 generation family from Quebec-fiddling. Step-dancing, singing.

9:00-11:45 Lighting of the Vergennes Falls. Viewing from Falls Park off Mechanic St. or the docks on MacDonough Drive.

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