The 54th Pike Road Arts & Crafts Fair will be held on Nov. 6 in the memory of longtime supporter Dr. H.B. ‘Woody’ Bartlett.
Bartlett passed absent on June 13, 2021, Honest chair Rhonda Tatum said.
“Without the help and inspiration of Dr. Bartlett in excess of the earlier 54 moreover a long time, there would be no record of the Pike Highway Arts & Crafts Reasonable,” Tatum stated. “Dr. Bartlett generously supplied his insight, land, pastures and the Historic Marks House to the Good every 12 months. His enormous support of this celebration remained steadfast. The volunteers of Pike Road Arts & Crafts Fair try and will continue to try each individual year to manage the integrity and tough work Dr. Bartlett assisted begin the Reasonable on, which is the love of God, really like of family members, neighborhood, and region.”
She included that Reasonable volunteers and the Pike Street neighborhood would like to thank Woody Bartlett, Jr. and Warren Bartlett, the sons of Dr. Bartlett, for their ongoing generosity and assistance in letting the Good group to carry on the legacy of their dad and the Fair.
The 2020 Truthful was cancelled due to the fact of COVID, and Tatum senses that sellers and the community are eager for the 2021 edition.
“I believe that people today are completely ready for any type of normal they can get, and the Pike Road Arts & Crafts Honest has surely been a ‘normal’ given that 1967,” she stated. “The reactions from all people we’ve listened to from are exhilaration, enthusiasm, and just pure pleasure for the prospect to enjoy another ‘a exciting day in the country’ at the PRACF.”
There will be additional than 160 exhibitors at the Truthful, such as one from a overseas country.
“Our exhibitors are very skilled and professional artists and crafters with unique and unique get the job done, their products are, as I like to say, ‘made from arms and hearts,’” Tatum reported.
“We have already started off an exhibitor waiting around listing for 2022 with dozens of good exhibitors who have by no means been to the Truthful and are hoping to be with us upcoming yr. That’s enjoyable! For the first time that I am conscious of, we have an exhibitor coming all the way from Canada! There are various from Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia.”
Jessie Lynn, Alabama’s Singing Cowgirl and the reigning Miss Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo Queen, will be a distinctive guest at the Fair, Tatum stated. She will be accomplishing the Nationwide Anthem on horseback at the opening ceremonies which start out at 9 a.m.
“She will also conduct for two several hours in the course of the day,” Tatum explained. “Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be there all working day with their sleigh, which will supply wonderful opportunities for Xmas shots and will give all the kids, and adults, the prospect to give Santa their Xmas wishes. Jubilee Farms will be in the Children’s Corner with pony rides and a petting zoo. And final, but not least, there will be two children’s encounter painters also out there in the Children’s Corner.”
The Pike Highway Civic Club and the Pike Road Community Club are the two golf equipment which reward the most from the proceeds of the PRACF. The funds from the Reasonable aid keep the gorgeous and Historic Marks Dwelling and equally golf equipment also assistance the community. Each and every year scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who manage a specific GPA, are lively in the neighborhood, and in their church. The golf equipment also donate yearly to Pike Highway Colleges, the Pike Highway Hearth department, the Pike Street library, Operation Xmas Boy or girl, the Pike Highway (Woodland United Methodist Church) Foodstuff Pantry, and other charitable corporations.
The Fair will be held at 890 Aged Carter Hill Street at the Historic Marks Residence. The Reasonable is a massive spouse and children tradition for quite a few, and a fantastic location for Christmas browsing.
“There is these an array of distinctive exhibitors with gorgeous objects, all people can find that excellent present for absolutely everyone on their Christmas list,” Tatum claimed. “I hear tales from a large amount of folks just about every calendar year who remember coming to the Truthful with terrific-grandparents and grandparents when they could scarcely stroll, and they’ve been coming to it considering that with small children of their very own. And of class, the PRACF is identified for its vacation shopping, selfmade baked objects, our BBQ Shack, Hen Shack and our earth-well-known Mocha Nut Squares!”
Customers of the Pike Street Civic & Community Clubs are the major source of volunteers. Those fascinated in getting a member of either club are welcomed to call the Marks Dwelling at P.O. Box 640202, Pike Street, 36064. “We are often on the lookout for new members,” Tatum reported.
For extra details on the Honest, visit The Pike Street Arts & Crafts Fair at the Historic Marks Dwelling (pikeroadartsandcraftsfair.com).