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Arts at Hayfield Plans Arts & Crafts Summer Festival

Planning Committee
8/10/2005 —

Arts At Hayfield, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting culture and the arts, will hold its 21st annual Arts & Crafts Summer Festival on the campus of Penn State Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, August 28 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The festival features the work of approximately 100 artisans, in addition to a variety of entertainment, children's activities, and plenty of food.

Entertainment this year will include old favorites, as well as performers new to the venue. The popular folk duo, Just Us, will return, along with a Tang Soo Do karate demonstration by Dr. Dudley Snyder, and the Gazebo story hour and song for children. The play, Tiny Thumbelina, will be performed by the Back Mountain Theater Group starting at 2:30 p.m. New acts include the Dixieland Band, led by director, Bob Lugiano; Guitarist Ensemble, directed by Scott Henry; and walk-about juggler, Bob Smith.

Visitors to the festival can also enjoy the on-going craft demonstrations of calligraphy, watercolor painting, acrylic painting on slate, blacksmithing, pottery throwing, wheat weaving, and woodcarving.

The Friedman Observatory and Penn State Bookstore will be open and tours of historic Hayfield House will begin at 11 a.m. The Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Luzerne will conduct hands-on activities for children and will have educational material available for adults.

The planning committee chairs are pictured, from left: Janis Winter, crafter chair; Sylvia Hughes, festival chair, and Mary Reddy, festival co-chair.

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