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Small-town traditions live on at fair

Sisters Haley, 11, Katelyn, 7, and Ashley Lauer, 5, of Winsted held their frog, Edwin, before the Colebrook Fair’s frog jumping contest. When asked what their strategy was, Haley said “We just let him go and see if he goes.” Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

COLEBROOK — The 73rd annual Colebrook Fair was held on Saturday, Sept. 2.

Town Clerk and fair co-organizer Debra McKeon said this year’s fair included 69 vendors. National Iron Bank had a booth, as did artisans and food sellers with jams, jellies, farm-fresh vegetables and snow cones. The Colebrook Lions Club sold hot dogs, hamburgers and fried dough to benefit the charities the club supports.

Activities at the fair included a car show, a pet show, a Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Town Pond and the annual frog jumping contest.

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