Annual Meeting. Saturday, October 15, 4:00pm, at the WHS building, 6 Williamsburg Road (at the stoplight intersection of Rtes. 112 and 143, across from the post office and Corners Grocery). Free admission. Our annual meeting, which is open to all, will explore the history of potato farming in Worthington, with a guest speaker to be determined. Please come and share your stories and perspective.
There was a time in the history of Worthington, not so long ago, when the fall harvest meant an influx of migrant farm workers and their families. These workers would pick potatoes alongside town residents in the large fields that remain all throughout the hilltowns. For a couple of weeks each autumn the town would buzz with activity: tractors tilling the soil to facilitate the potato harvest, trucks carrying the potatoes off to the warehouse. And the workers, who came from parts south, lent their backs to the task at hand. While they worked in the fields, their children would attend our schools for a couple of weeks. Many townspeople did their best to give good care to their temporary neighbors.
These stories are a part of our history. We encourage anyone with a story to tell, or an interest in this topic, to attend. A dessert pot luck and coffee will be served following the meeting.