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Carversville Day benefits historical society

The Historical Carversville Society (HCS) hosts Carversville Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18.

The event has something for the entire family and includes free admission and free parking at the Carversville Church on Aquetong Road. New this year is the Beer Garden presented by local Free Will Brewing Co. (must be 21 or older with valid ID) and a 20-minute Historical Walking Tour with Carversville resident Marnie Leasure.

Bring pets in costume; prizes will be awarded for best costume and trick. Submit four-dozen baked cookies to be entered in the Cookie Contest. People’s Choice Best Cookie wins a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted cookie jar by local potter Nan Kirstein.

Join in the fun in the Village Square on Aquetong and Carversville roads. All proceeds for Carversville Day benefit the Historical Carversville Society.

Food will be available for purchase throughout the day.

The full schedule of activities includes: 9:45 a.m., Cookie Contest entrants drop off cookies; 10 a.m., live music by Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra, Secret Garden activities, such as face painting, braiding and henna tattoos; 11 a.m., magic show in the Creek Side Meadow; 11:30 a.m., field games.

The day continues at noon with: the Pet Parade (register by 11:45 a.m.); Free Will Brewing Beer Garden opens; 12:30 p.m., live music by David Stier and his ensemble, Historical Carversville Walking Tour (20 minutes) meets at HCS booth; 1 p.m. Tug of War; 1:30 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest; 2 p.m. Live Auction and Cookie Contest voting closes.
Following the live auction, cookie contest and raffle winners will be announced.

In 1726 the first settlers arrived to the area for the construction of several mills along the Paunacussing Creek. When the post office was established in 1833, the town was named Carversville in honor of the Carver family who were early settlers and mill operators.

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