Sleighbells will ring at the Farm on Saturday, November 27 when the Farm holds its annual Thanksgiving program featuring free horsedrawn hayrides, a wreath and sleighbell sale, and a special children's craft program.
Horsedrawn hayrides (or sleighrides!) will be offered on a continuous basis from 11:00am-3:00pm. There is no charge for the rides, but everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food stuff to donate to the Trenton area food bank as a thank you for the wagon ride. At 3:00pm, donors will be eligible to win doorprizes--including bells worn by the Farm's horses.
Sleighbells will be sold throughout the day by The Friends of Howell Farm to benefit the Farm's restoration projects. The bells are made by harnessmaker Mervin Martin, who makes the harnesses and sleighbells worn by the Farm's workhorses. Brass and nickel plated bells will be sold in straps of six, twelve and twenty bells. Reproduction cast bells, bell door ringers and bell ornaments will also be available.
Other holiday items featured at the annual fundraiser include fresh evergreen wreaths and doorhangings; baskets of the Farm's flour, honey and maple syrup; and beautiful handmade items sewn by the Pleasant Valley Stitchers.