Mums Sale at Westfield Farmers Market to Benefit Marching Band

Sponsored by the Westfield High School Marching Blue Devils, mums will be for sale at the Westfield Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Grown and delivered from Malanga Farms in Warren, mums will be for sale for $7 a plant in the classic fall colors of red, yellow, white, orange and purple. A portion of the sales will support the WHS Marching Blue Devils 2019-2020 program.  

Sat, September 28
8:30 am — 1:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 09/28/2019 8:30am 09/28/2019 1:30pm America/New_York Mums Sale at Westfield Farmers Market to Benefit Marching Band

Sponsored by the Westfield High School Marching Blue Devils, mums will be for sale at the Westfield Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Grown and delivered from Malanga Farms in Warren, mums will be for sale for $7 a plant in the classic fall colors of red, yellow, white, orange and purple. A portion of the sales will support the WHS Marching Blue Devils 2019-2020 program.

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Obituaries

Jul 16, 1991 - Aug 25, 2019
Brett W. DeFazio, 28, of Westfield, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Aug. 25, ...
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