Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 24, 1975 · Page 104
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 104

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 24, 1975
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Mrs. Shady Hanigan of Weston with one of her dried apple dolls, a craft she learned from her mother and grandmother. A Fair Called Jubilee Arts and crafts fairs are becoming common in West Virginia. So what's different or unique about the one at Jackson's Mill next week? Well, first of all, it is located in a historic setting. The mill is the boyhood home of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson of Civil War fame. There is a museum on the grounds to browse through. It is also the site of the first state 4-H camp in West \8lginia. - This AC fair is called a "Jubilee" and the name is a revival of a yearly event back in the '30's, when 4-H club members and others displayed their handicrafts and enjoyed a variety of entertainment over a two or three day period. This year, craftsmen from 23 or more counties, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Virginia will partici- - pate. The majority of the items dis- I^tyed are "heritage," so it is ·called "heritage jubilee." The jubilee inclines toward youth and some of the.crafters are quite youthful. The 4-H Heritage Round- Up will be an event. Boy Scouts will have a cook-off that will be judged by 4-H girls. A puppet show is planned for the younger set. You need not leave the grounds for food. There will be a beef barbecue on Saturday, and a chicken barbeque on Sunday. Cornbread- and-beans, hot dogs, soft drinks, popcorn, homemade ice cream, salads, and sandwiches will be available at all times. All events will be under roof, so there will be no need for "folding tents" should rain occur. The Stonewall Jackson Heritage Arts and Crafts Jubilee opens at noon, Friday, Aug. 29. On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31, the hours will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1 (closing day) the hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission charge is $1.50 for adults and 50 cents for children under 12. Jackson's Mill in 1900 as it looked when it was still a farm.

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