Harvest Picnic, a Time to Rekindle Old Friendships, Spend Time with Family

In its 118th year, Windsor picnic to feature several musical acts, food, and more

by Ariana Cherry
Reporting in Windsor

Townsfolk from the Windsor area, gathered for their first-ever annual picnic Aug. 29, 1895. The mayor, judges and the reverend gave a full three-hour program of speeches. Soon after, the Big Four Glee Club took the stage, and the Sullivan KP Band followed. Then there was a 3/8 mile-long bicycle race at the track that awarded its first place winner with $5. Later on, the biggest attraction was the “daring aeronautical wonder” (according to an old issue of the Windsor Gazette), that involved a balloonist parachuting a mile into the air. The first annual picnic ended that day with a ball game and then a fanfare from the Glee Club and KP Band.

More than a hundred years later, the people of Windsor are still coming together to carry on this special annual tradition. This year will mark 118 years of harvest picnics. The picnic begins Thursday, August 15 and ends Saturday evening August 17.

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