Friday, September 2, 2016

Fall Fest & other fundraising goes to improve Historic Village at fairgrounds
     The Livingston Centre Historic Village continues to make improvements. Bids have been received for the repair of the Pere Marquette Depot. The goal is to have the work completed before winter weather arrives.
    The Pere Marquette is a delightful asset to the Village. Built in Howell just south of Grand River Avenue off of Michigan Avenue, it was long an important site in Livingston County: dating from 1872, it provided rail service to and from the County Seat. It was moved to the Fairgrounds in 1996. Currently displayed is a working model train, depicting rural life during the years of the Great Depression and World War II. Repairing the roof will ensure its continuing use inside the Historic Village.     This work is possible due to the ongoing fundraising done by volunteers dedicated to the care of the historic buildings. They will continue to sell tickets for the annual raffle at Thrifter Sisters Flea Market on Sept. 9 & 10 and at the Dawn Patrol on Sept. 11; look for their booth to learn about the latest projects.
   The Fall Festival, held at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds on Sept. 17, is hosted by Livingston Center Historic Village. Docents will be offering tours of the historic buildings. The annual raffle drawing will be held at 5:00 p.m. Crafters and food/snack vendors will be onsite, as well as local entertainment, kids' games and train rides, Punkin' Chunkin', a roving magician, a storyteller sharing stories all afternoon, and a car show.

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