BLUE HILL — The 22nd annual St. Francis Fair will be held at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This year the proceeds will be shared with Washington Hancock Community Agency’s THAW fund for heating assistance.
Activities for which the fair has long been known include the area’s largest yard sale, new gifts, crafts, books, wagon rides and children’s activities. There will be jewelry for all tastes, tools and equipment, such as an electric flying lawn mower, for garden and garage, a small boat sale, healthy herbs and houseplants and a silent auction that offers everything from a 100-piece Christmas-motif china set to vacations in Arizona, Florida and Tennessee.
There are breakfast snacks, lunches and famous St. Francis food to go.
Fair-goers may listen to music while shopping and let the children enjoy the fun and games area, where they may nap or be part of the puppet theater.
THAW is a function of the Washington Hancock Community Agency. WHCA receives no state or federal subsidy for the program. It provides fuel delivery, furnace repair, utility bill payment, and reconnection services to the elderly on fixed income, families just above the LIHEAP eligibility level, those recently unemployed who do not qualify for other assistance and many struggling families with young children.