Locals, Businesses Support Successful Unionville Festival

Rain held off for all but a brief shower.

The Unionville Festival and Rotary Road Race, hosted by the Unionville Village Improvement Association and the Rotary Club of Farmington, enjoyed beautiful weather but for a short shower and great turnout.

"This rivals our best year," UVIA President Tim LeBouthillier said Saturday afternoon. "A lot of people came out and everyone has been wonderfully supportive. It's truly been a day for our community, seeing all our friends and people we do business with."

Indeed, hundreds of residents filled the streets of Unionville center for the festival, visiting booths from local organizations and businesses, buying food from local restaurants and watching magicians, dancers and students at Olympic Tae Kwon Do Academy perform. 

The Rotary Road Race was also well attended, with participants of all ages joining in. 

Bill Tribou, 91, got special recognition for being "an inspiration," though there was no category for oldest runner. 

And Matthew Remigino, of West Hartford, in the 12 years and under category, came in second overall with a time of 17:57. 

The rest of the winners are as follows:

Male 20-59: Jeff McDermott, 21, of Avon (first overall); Kyle Halloran, 24, of Litchfield; Kevin Goehring, 50, of Farmington

Female 20-59: Mary Lynn Currier, 48, of Burlington (first female); Maureen Lamb, 27, of Simsbury; Lisa Calvecchias, 40, of Unionville

Female 12 and under: Ara Balkunas, 9, of Burlington; Anna-Marie Cruz, 12, of Farmington; Alexa Robertson, 8, of Burlington

Male 12 and under: Matthew Remigino, 12, of West Hartford; Matthew Fosberry, 12, of Farmington; Max Sams, 12, of Unionville

Please share your photos from the festival!

Cornelius (Neil) Lynch October 03, 2012 at 09:53 PM
My wife and I had a wonderful time at the Unionville Day. We just assumed that the shower was part of the program; it's like an annual occurrence. Oh, and by the way, there were some local Democrats at the event also. The photos suggest otherwise.


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