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Westport prepares for Heritage Festival

WESTPORT - The 11th annual Westport Heritage Festival will take place Saturday, July 31 with the theme "Living Local Before it was Cool."

The festival, which benefits the Westport Heritage House, begins at 10 a.m. with a fun race from Camp Dudley to Ballard Park and continues with activies for the entire family well into the afternoon.

The day's activities will act as a snapshot in time from the 1950s, when people lived, worked, shopped, worshipped and recreated locally. Locally grown and produced food will be available for sale on the library lawn with picnic baskets and blankets provided.

Children can enjoy games from the era and fun photo opportunities while their parents take a stroll through the local vendors area and visit Westport businesses. There will also be a series of displays and discussions of local history to encourage people to reconnect with their communities.

Other events highlighting the festival include the Plein Air Art Show, a display of works by participants in the Plein Air artist tour. Raffles and a silent auction will also be available.

All proceeds benefit the Westport Heritage House. For more information, including how to become a vendor, call 962-2350 or e-mail dacymeadowfarm@yahoo.com.

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