Jennifer McKendry

Contra dancing at the 2019 Common Ground Country Fair

Here’s a memory from Jennifer McKendry of Hallowell, Maine:

“I’ve gone to the Fair every year except for two or three. I’ve sloshed through downpours, tramped through mud,  inched along on the Unity roads, and been burned by the sun, but never once have I been deterred by anything less than a funeral. I soak up the music, the fine crafts, dancing and animals. I’ve volunteered for at least 10 years, since my son was old enough to start joining me. He’s grown up petting cows and eating unmatched food, and bought one of his beloved guinea pigs there. Thank you for your determination and resilience. You’ve grown a healthier, better informed Maine people, as well as the Fair.”

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