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Heritage Trail Day’s at The Mountain Craft Center

Heritage Trail Day’s activities were celebrated Friday, October 2nd at the Mountain Craft Center on Hwy 90 at Parkers Lake, KY while the rain continued relentlessly and the wind blew.  Our original plan was for association members to set up their canopies in the front lawn and display even more of their great crafts as we shared music, food and fun with visitors.

Plans changed as the rain continued to come down as fast as the temperature. Resourceful as they are talented, the members set up their displays on our long cozy front porch and began to demonstrate their talents.

Grace Anderson, our weaver, set up several looms and finished a beautiful scarf and showed how she makes her hand braided and woven rugs.  Rita Perry spent the afternoon working on some wonderful embroidery.  Other artists shared information on their photography, painting and other talents.

The association is so pleased the weather did not discourage folks from coming out to visit, shop and enjoy the music from the generous musicians who volunteered their time to pick and sing some wonderful blue grass, country and gospel songs for a few hours in the afternoon.

We want to thank our pickers, Ruth Thompson, Phyllis Fannin, Hobert Lewis, Herman Keller, and Finley.  We had a number of grinners who sang along, Ed Alcorn, Geraldine Hickens, Willa Dean Hickens, and Minerva Keller.  These folks helped make our afternoon a warm and wonderful success.  The harmony was fantastic.  This gang is also often at Dupont Lodge at Cumberland Falls State Park for their twice a month jam sessions.

Our many visitors spoke about how amazing it was to find these activities when they walked through the door.  Our displays remained on the porch and our demonstrations became smaller projects and everyone came indoors to enjoy the music.  The musicians also had to circle together in one of our front rooms to play, which made for an intimate pleasant gathering of artists.

We are looking forward to some of our musical friends to be with us again later this month during our Crafter’s Blast event to be held Oct 23, 24 and 25.  We’re expecting some sun to shine on our fall breezes while we share music, food, demos,  hands on craft making opportunities and great shopping! You know the Holidays are not far away.

Thank you to all the Mountain Craft Association members who participated, the superb musicians and all the guests who made our little part of Heritage Trail Days fun for all who took the time to come out Hwy 90 to visit.

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