After addressing a few issues regarding parking and security, the Warren Select Board approved a festival permit for the October 28 Harvest Celebration in Warren Village.
The unanimous vote was taken at the board’s September 26 meeting with Pitcher Inn and The Warren Store owner George Dorsey and Pitcher Inn manager Tracy Kelly present.
The event will take place on Main Street in Warren Village from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. It is permitted to accommodate 200 people. Dorsey said that the event is expected to be on the quieter side -- “more James Taylor than hard rock.”
Employees and volunteers from Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice (CVHHH) are teaming up with Pitcher Inn and The Warren Store to hold the event as a fundraiser for the nonprofit home health care agency.
Tickets can be purchased in advance on the CVHHH website or at the gate on the day of the event. Admission includes access to music, food prepared by The Warren Store and Pitcher Inn and alcoholic beverages that can be purchased at Tracks – downstairs at the Pitcher Inn. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to CVHHH.
The road in front of the Pitcher Inn and The Warren Store will be closed and parking will be provided in the town’s municipal parking lot, the park and ride, Warren Elementary School (WES) and existing parking spaces on Main Street.
There will be shuttle buses running to and from the WES parking lot, but Pitcher Inn owner George Dorsey said that the “objective is to attract people from the community, if they’re walking through.”
Kelly Finnegan of CVHHH said that the fundraiser will be “great for us to put our name in the community, and let people know we’re there for you.”
CVHHH provides home health care, hospice and palliative care and mother-child care to 23 communities in Washington and Orange counties and is one of only two independently-operated nonprofit home health care agencies in the state.
From January 1,2022, through December 31, 2022, CVHHH provided 1,408 home visits in Waitsfield, 1,145 in Warren, 440 in Fayston, 1,035 in Moretown and 1,302 in Duxbury.