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Giles Society is having great festival day
Festival continues through 4:00pmCT today
Several photos accompany this article
Compiled from Clara Metzmeier narrative and CM files
Good fall weather is creating successful 2008 Arts and Crafts Festival at the Giles House today, Saturday, October 4, 2008, one of the major Kentucky cultural events of the Fall Season.
A large number of vendors are on hand, the weather is cooperating beautifully, and great food is being offered by the Giles Society, prepared by grill chief cook Chris Watts and co-chef Charles Sparks.
This morning they were brewing coffee; Chef Watts was cooking thick slices of country ham assembled on fork split biscuits by Charles Sparks. During the day they were transitioning to grilled hamburgers.
Among the many notables seen early at the festival were Kentucky author/folklorist Lynnwood Montell, Mayor and Mrs. Pat Bell of Columbia, and Adair County Journalist Paul Hayes.
Author Mike Watson has a booth and is selling his own books and a wide range of books on Adair County history.
Famed Kentucky artists Henrietta and Jeff Scott have a pottery display.
The sculpture and pottery of Wyman Rice are on display and the artist is creating sculpture on the scene.
Quilts and hooked rugs by Josephine Hubbard are at another booth.
Don Parrish of Bardstown Booksellers will be available to appraise books and small antiques for $5 per item. Mr. Parrish donates the proceeds from appraisals to The Giles Society.Lloyd French has art work on display and for sale.
Mike Huddleston of Greensburg is offering prints of Pansy Phillips paintings as well as his own unique walking sticks. Pansy Phillips was a good friend of Janice Giles and illustrated Janice Giles' books.Musical performances, which began at 10:30amCT, and feature feature The Rich Family, Royal Heirs Gospel Singers, students from Taylor County Show Choir, Living Waters Bluegrass group, and Adair County High School Chorus.
The Giles Society is selling Giles Books and 2008 Giles Christmas ornaments.
The Festival, cosponsored by The Giles Society, Bank of Columbia, and First Farmers and National Bank, began at 9:00amCT/10amET and ends at 4:00pmCT/5:00pmET. A drawing for a Penn's Ham, a Penn's gift box, and a Margaret Dunn basket will be at 3:00pmCT/4:00pmET.
The Giles Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Giles legacy and to the enrichment of all lives through informal educational opportunities.
The next event at the Giles House will be October 11 when ghost stories will be told by Lynwood Montell, folklorist. For more information call (270) 465-6104, (270) 789-1713, or visit www.gilessociety.org.
This story was posted on 2008-10-04 12:59:11
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