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Wilmot Celebrates “Days of the Blackbird”

In Wilmot, the town’s Public Library recently celebrated the Days of the Blackbird for their third year in a row on Friday.

The Days of the Blackbird, January 29th, 30th, and 31st, are supposedly the coldest of year and are chronicled in a book by renowned children’s author, Tomie DePaola.

The author came up with the idea for the book while eating at La Meridiana in Wilmot, a local eatery owned by Piero Canuto.

In celebration of the book and the time of year, local thespians Jay and Linda Lambert conducted a dramatic reading of the book and children got to act out the part by creating blackbird masks.

Caroline Fairless and Jim Sims, who are responsible for the summer puppets as part of the Wilmot Community Association, helped children create their blackbird masks.

Kids and grownups alike took part in the fun to celebrate the literature that was inspired locally.

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