Sunday was the first day of fall, but as Amber Abbitoni reports the town of Holden got a head start on the season Saturday.
Forget the pumpkins, hot apple cider, and foliage.
Holden community members gathered together to celebrate fall in a different way…
The 4th annual Fall Frolic was held on Saturday, with a perfect setting to welcome in the new season.
“The weather’s wonderful, the sun is out, and it’s turnout’s fantastic.”
A dunk tank, bounce house, and vendors are just a few things there for the community to enjoy.
“And look, the big ladder is cool.”
Various groups held events at the Frolic. Those proceeds will go back into the community.
“We have two sole purposes here. We’re raising funds and we’re all having a good time and it brings the community together.”
Holden’s town manager was out raising money to restore Old Town Hall, a building constructed back in the 1870’s.
“It wasn’t used for years and years because when the highway 180 was widened it took away the parking space.”
Now after a land swap the hall will be ready to use again, after a major restoration project…
The Holden Fire Department also made an appearance, holding an open house.
“We’re doing some learn-not-to-burn programs, showing everybody our equipment here. We got the jaws of life out.”
The department was collecting donations for a fire fighter who suffered a stroke and will now be out of work.
“He gave a lot to this community, and hopefully we can give him back a little piece, too.”
Fall Frolic has been an event for the community, by the community. Organizers say this year’s event tops the rank.
“This is the best ever. This year is the best.”
Amber Abbotoni, WABI TV5 News, Holden