Good Time Had By All

There was a great crowd at the Aurora Heritage Days, and the weather was wonderful. There were old tractors on display, a bee-keeping demonstration, and Sheila Elliott was there demonstrating her hand-spinning skills. John Slawter’s Famous Chicken BBQ was a big hit! And hey, did I mention that there were old tractors?

We had a wonderful location for our craft booth and had a great time visiting with all the folks that stopped by. Along with many other items, we had both our naturally-dyed yarns and our hand-dyed yarns on display.

Thank you, Travis, for all your help setting up/taking down the tent!

It was our great luck to be in the booth right next to Crimson Shamrock. We really enjoyed visiting with Tacoma and Marcus. (Though I have to admit that Marcus was a bit of a whiner.)

Many thanks to all the wonderful people who worked so hard to make this event a great success!

Barn Dance

We took some time off on this beautiful, sunny day and attended the fifth Annual Aurora Barn Dance at Brookside Farm. This is a fundraiser, sponsored by the Aurora Project, Inc.
The barn was built in 1898 and is now privately owned by the Utterback family.

While everyone enjoyed a great meal, apple cider and mulled wine, Wolf Creek Session performed. They are a wonderful group that performs a mixture of Celtic roots music and traditional Appalachian sounds.

What’s a barn dance without a ‘dance band’? Enter Born Old playing traditional, old-time music from West Virginia.

Doug Van Gundy’s mother was the square dance caller. She did a wonderful job, getting most everyone involved.

After Lena participated in the children’s hike in Cathedral State Park, she and Sharon joined in the fun for the final set of square dances.

Wish we could share the beautiful music of the final waltz; so lovely it brought tears to your eyes. A wonderful time had by all, please join us next year!