By Doris Sharp, Cultural Heritage Coordinator
The Festival was a great opportunity to honor and extend Lifetime Membership to Hank Xander and his family. Hank’s father was the farm manager for the Fergusons and Hard Bargain Farm was home to the Xander family. Hank grew up with his sisters Dorothy, Betty and Minnie at the Farm and he in turn raised his own two sons here, Andy and Mark. He was the farm manager for forty years. Hank retired in 2006 and it was a pleasure to have him back as a volunteer driving the tractor at the Spring Farm Festival.
A special thank-you goes to King Street Bluegrass, The Unclouded Day (The Baybillies), and Ryan Thompson for their wonderful musical performances on the hilltop. To hear them again visit their respective websites:
Another big thank-you goes to the country music pickers in the barnyard: Frank Vispo, Jane Story, Doug Meade, Michael Kendix, and Petey-O McClurkin. They kept everyone hoppin’.
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Denison Landscaping and Roozen Nursery both of Fort Washington made donations to our plant sale. The proceeds support our historical gardens at Hard Bargain Farm. We appreciate their ongoing contributions for so many years.