In 1918, as World War I was winding down, there was a national effort to support the American Red Cross. A successful weeklong drive in Chazy raised $1,410 in support of soldiers and their families. To celebrate this accomplishment, William and Alice Miner hosted a community event at Heart’s Delight Farm in May 1918. The 1918 event hosted at Heart’s Delight Farm inspired the recent Centennial Summer Fair co-hosted by The Alice T. Miner Museum and Miner Institute and held at Miner Institute in Chazy. The 2018 Summer Fair featured wagon rides provided by Country Dreams Farm; an equine demonstration by Miner Morgans; a dance demonstration by Dance Plattsburgh; a World War I exhibit with artifacts from the Clinton County Historical Association, the Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum and The Alice T. Miner Museum. Parker Family Maple Farm offered maple ice cream to attendees and popcorn provided by Ballard Acres Farm was available. Rick Laurin, a board member and volunteer at The Alice T Miner Museum and his wife, Priscilla, churned butter and offered it to visiters on bread or crackers. In keeping with the generous spirit that prompted the 1918 event, we accepted donations for the United Way of the Adirondack Region, raising just over $400.
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