Mason Times staff writer
The 40th Down Home Days in Mason concluded Sept. 22 with the celebration of the 175th anniversary of Vevay Township.
The township was formed in 1838. It is 3 square miles and covers the east, south and west of Mason, said Township Supervisor Shaun Sherwood.
The event featured zoo animals, fire truck rides, a display of tractors from over the years, and historical pictures and documents. Tables were set up for residents to sit, talk, and eat ice cream from Michigan State University’s Dairy Store.
Township Trustee Bruce Walker was providing live music during the event. He played the guitar and sang.
The first 200 people at the event received free commemorative mugs.
The event started at 2 p.m., but Sherwood said people arrived as early as 1:30 p.m. Sherwood said the event was a “good success” and went better than expected.
By the end of the event at 5 p.m., all free mugs were gone. Mugs were also being sold at the event for $8 each.
During the event, Sherwood was taking orders from residents for the community cookbook. The cookbook features recipes from township residents. They’re being sold for $10 each, and residents should receive them soon.