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After Successful Garlic Festival, Olde Mistick Village Gives Back to Community

Always Home of Mystic awarded $6,000 to prevent homelessness

On the heels of its successful 14th Annual Garlic Festival, Olde Mystic Village presented Always Home of Mystic with a $6,000 check.

Olde Mistick Village management, the Olde Mistick Village Merchants Association, and festival vendors and sponsors, were responsible for the donation. The gift was the result of a portion of the proceeds raised from the festival.

“I believe in giving back to the community, and I’ve done it for 48 years with the village,” said Joyce Olson Resnikoff,Developer of Olde Mistick Village, during the check presentation ceremony. 

Always Home’s goal for the past 20 years has been to keep families living in their own homes, and out of emergency shelters, to help parents create stability for their children.

Attending the check presentation ceremony were: Tricia Cunnigham, Executive Director Always Home; Annemarie Seifert, President of Board, Always Home; Jim Holley, Vice President OMV Merchant Association; Kim Roche, OMV Merchant Association Board member, and Dan Price, Treasurer OMV Merchant Association.

Festival sponsors include Garden Specialties; Soft Rock 106.5 WBMW; Liberty Bank; The Sun; Sticky Situations; Franklin’s General Store; The Clock and Wand; Kitch, and Munson’s Chocolates.

This award-winning food festival, held this past weekend, was dedicated to all things garlic. To celebrate the abundant fall harvest, farmers from the region presented an amazing variety of garlic for sale. They also sold fresh produce, jams, preserves, syrups, honey, herbs, baked goods, and more. Local restaurants and food establishments were on hand to serve garlic-related foods. The event also hosted more than 40 merchants, artisans, authors and artists, and Olde Mistick Village merchants offered garlic-related products and activities in their stores.

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