FITCHBURG -- The highlight of the annual Harvest Fair at Applewild School, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, will be the dedication of the new dining hall.

The building, in regular use for K-8 students starting this school year, is one of the culminating achievements of the Building Community capital campaign. It will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m. as The Stone Family Dining Hall in honor of the Stone family of Groton, who have been involved with the school since 1964.

Albert Stone and David Stone have both served as chairmen of the Board of Trustees and Debbie Stone MacDonald currently serves on the board. Betty Stone served as president of the Applewild Parents' Association and two generations of Stone children have graduated from the school.

The dining hall, built on the corner of Prospect and View streets, ties together the lower and upper campuses in a central building where two daily family-style lunches are served. Students serve as waiters for tables headed by Applewild teachers and staff and the dining hall is serving produce from the school's garden.

After the dedication, families can enjoy Harvest Fair activities, including games, inflatables, gift basket raffles, and plenty of good food.