SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield’s old high school was the site of this year’s Springfield Defends Fruitcake competition, held Saturday, Nov. 9.
With cool, crisp weather, there was a good turnout for the annual event. There were many different types and flavors of fruitcakes up for judging, including traditional to chocolate.
The event’s coordinator, Sylvia Hiers, talked to attendees about the other events happening while the judging took place. There was a gift shop, silent auction, soup lunch and the military and town history museums.
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Newly elected town councilwoman Francine Edwards spotted two veterans at the event and gave them special pens.
“I carry American flag pens with me everywhere I go. When I see a veteran, I give him a pen and thank him for his service,” Edwards said.
Upcoming Springfield events include a Country Christmas Supper on Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the old high school, and the town’s annual tree lighting on Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at the railroad platform.