SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield’s old high school was the site of this year’s Springfield Defends Fruitcake competition, held Saturday, Nov. 9.

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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.

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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.

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