Spirits were high at the sixth annual Route 54 Harvestfest

Volunteers move from box to box to fill donation bags at the annual Thanksgiving Harvestfest held by Route 54. (Photos by Jim C. Powless)

By Lynda Powless Editor Not even the rain could dampen the spirits or stop the crowds from lining up for the annual Route 54 Harvest Festival turned COVID-19 Give-away Saturday Oct., 9. Six Nations farmer Kris Hill holds the annual event for the past six years to help the community especially those in need. Saturday saw 200 bags of fruits and vegetables handed out along with 480 bags of potatoes. For Kris Hill it was a successful day. “ It was rainy but it was lots of fun.” It’s an event she looks forward to. “It’s our annual Harvest festival give-away. We have all kinds of fruits and vegetables. It’s mostly local produce and its just part of giving back to the community and celebrating the harvest, rain or shine,” she…

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