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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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(TOP) COURTESY OF BATES FAIR, (BOTTOM LEFT) JOHN HARMON, (BOTTOM RIGHT) COURTESY OF TENACRE FAIR wait and buy her pumpkin from the Bates Pumpkin Patch. "I feel that The fairs also focus on solidifying the important relationship the Pumpkin Fair spans all generations across Wellesley. You have this between parents, teachers, alumni, and the students. All of these older couple of friends talking about attending the fair all the way to fairs are parent-run and thus require a high level of parent partici- younger families who bring their toddlers to jump in the bouncy house pation —"whether the parent provides their time (staffing a game), and get their faces painted. That is our number one goal." a craft (pastries for the sweets table), or a treasure (a donation)," as one chair recently summed it up. the town's merchants embrace the fair. "They are so generous with Jennifer Helzberg, who chairs the Tenacre Orchardfest, comments donations. Roche Bros. donates food for the café, Peet's provides coffee, that all Tenacre families are responsible for at least a two-hour shift The Linden Store provides gift certificates for the raffles… I feel like on the day of the fair. "Each class is in charge of specific games. For almost every merchant provides something." example, the kindergarten class is in charge of the minigolf game. So 115 s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e Foley's co-president, Connie Burton, agrees and emphasizes how

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