MANCHESTER - This year the annual picnic of the Manchester Historical Society will be held at the Casablanca Motel located at the north end of Manchester Center on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The picnic starts at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Those planning to attend should bring a dish to share for the potluck meal. Following the food and socializing, the program will begin.

Adam Boyce, a composer, historian and fiddler, is a recognized authority on local traditional dance and music history of central Vermont, including fiddling and calling for square and contra dances. Boyce has also been a regular on fiddle contest circuits. A composer of over 100 fiddle tunes, he is listed as a Juried Artist with the Vermont Arts Council. A lifelong Vermonter, Boyce lives in West Windsor. He will perform at the MHS picnic at approx 6:30 p.m. as he depicts Charles Ross Taggart circa 1895.

The event is sponsored by the Perfect Wife Restaurant and the Green Mountain Veterinary Hospital.

For more information, contact Sally at 362-2523 or visit www. manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org.


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