2008-08-28 / Front Page

More primitive crafters needed at Mule Day Festival October 11

More primitive crafters are needed to bring an authentic air to Mule Day, said Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Director Ashley Barnett.

The annual Mule Day Festival is set for October 11 and the Chamber of Commerce needs more vendors of primitive crafts, such as musical instrument makers and wood carvers, in addition to the popular arts and crafts vendors.

The annual celebration of plantation life in the Old South offers draft mule and horse events and contests, primitive demonstrations, food, an arts & crafts show, history, prizes and fun for the whole family, Barnett said. "We hope to have a pumpkin patch this year, so you can get your pumpkin right here in Washington."

Barnett says she is looking forward to increased participation from agricultural groups and farm businesses. "Mule Day was at its best back when it was put on by people who had a heart for farm animals and the farm life. We need those people back involved in Mule Day."

Barnett is working with local individuals, youth groups, and civic groups to take part. "If you are interested in volunteering please let us know," she said, "and students who are looking for volunteer hours, we have work you can do."

To be a part of this annual Chamber event, call the Chamber at 706- 678-2013 or email washcham@ washingtonwilkes.org. for more information.

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