Bullskin Township Heritage Day Festival celebrates Girl Scouts anniversary
The annual Heritage Day Festival, sponsored by the Bullskin Township Historical Society, is just around the corner, slated for Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to dusk.
In the last few years, organizers have chosen a service organization or group to feature in a display inside the cabin on the society festival grounds off Eutsey Road in Bullskin.
Last year they featured veterans. This year they will feature the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Society member and event coordinator Bonnie Brougher said this is the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts and they felt it would be a great community organization to recognize this year.
With the renovated-iron ore furnace on the property and the outdoor wooded area, society member and event coordinator Connie Rhodes said their festival is unique among area festivals.
“We really try to focus on the beginnings of our industrial heritage and the atmosphere at this site is just wonderful,” she said.
Society member Bobbi Kramer added that if people are looking for some good, clean family fun, this is the place to come.
“We start with prayer and we end with prayer and there aren't too many festivals in the area with a wooded, scenic area,” she said. “It's really a laid back, rustic atmosphere.
Admission and parking are free and visitors will again be asked to park at the Bullskin Township Fairgrounds upper parking lot. They can then take a 5-minute walk to the Mt. Vernon Furnace Grounds or ride a shuttle that will be provided.
Demonstrating artists this year will include a blacksmith from Green Frog Forge, artists with the Laurel Art Club who will be painting on site, as well as demonstrations in felting, florals, painted antiques, fiber art and hand spinning, stained glass mosaics, soft sculpture,soaps, salves, candles, perfumes, jewelry, and a caricature artist.
A poetry, art and pet photo contest will be held on the front porch. Florence Nightingales RN Health Care will be on hand. Individuals will be able to meet new and past heritage queens and Jim Whetsel will again be giving furnace talks.
There will be several children's activities, including crafts, a bull run and a patriotic parade.
Live entertainment as well as good food, including kettle corn and fried dough, will also be part of the day.
Rhodes said they will raffle a picnic table and four benches that day.
She and Brougher added that the Heritage Day Festival could never become a reality without the help of many volunteers.
“Our members, volunteers and friends are our most valuable assets,” they said.
For more information about being a vendor or participating in any of the contests available, visit their website at www.bullskintownshiphistoricalsociety.org.
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