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Here’s a quick visit to the kick-off of the ongoing Joshua’s Trust 50 Anniversary celebration where author Rudy Favretti signed copies of his new book about the organiation: “50 Years of Trust.” (Photos by Fran Funk.)

Rudy’s book will be available for purchase at the Trust office (at the Atwood Farm on Wormwood Hill Road in Mansfield); and at any special events such as the Grist Mill opening on May 15,  the open house day at the Atwood Farm on June 11, and at the Gala on Oct. 15.

 

The cover of Rudy Favretti's book, just out on April 23, 2016. It marks the 50th Anniversary of Joshua's Trust which formed in 1966.

The cover of Rudy Favretti’s book, just out on April 23, 2016. It marks the 50th Anniversary of Joshua’s Trust which formed in 1966.

Author Rudy Favretti, seated at table, talks with people who came to buy his newly released book that recounts the history of how and why Joshua's Trust formed.

Author Rudy Favretti, seated at table, talks with people who came to buy his newly released book that recounts the history of how and why Joshua’s Trust formed.

Author Rudy Favretti autographs his book for Gene Harris, of Glastonbury, whose wife, Charlotte, in 2006 donated a conservation easement to protect 89 acres in Columbia.

Author Rudy Favretti autographs his book for Gene Harris, of Glastonbury, whose wife, Charlotte, in 2006 donated a conservation easement to protect 89 acres in Columbia.

Joshua's Trust Vice President Nancy Silander welcomes people to the 50th Anniversary party . The Juniper Hill Jumpers Jazz Band, background, performed as part of the festivities.

Joshua’s Trust Vice President Nancy Silander welcomes people to the 50th Anniversary party . The Juniper Hill Jumpers Jazz Band, background, performed as part of the festivities.

Some of the people attending the opening event of the ongoing Joshua's Trust 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Some of the people attending the opening event of the ongoing Joshua’s Trust 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Quentin and Margaret Kessel, long-time members of the Trust, enjoy the afternoon. The Kessels have been active members, and Grist Mill docents for many years. They also donated conservation easements to protect 113 acres in Mansfield.

Quentin and Margaret Kessel, long-time members of the Trust, enjoy the afternoon. The Kessels have been active members, and Grist Mill docents for many years. They also donated conservation easements to protect 113 acres in Mansfield.

Juniper Hill Jumpers Jazz Band trombonist

Juniper Hill Jumpers Jazz Band trombonist

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