Sunday, November 10, 2013

Visit CHS at the Holiday Fair 11/30/13

The Annual Cavendish Holiday Fair takes place on Saturday, November 30 from 9-3 at the Cavendish Town Elementary School in Proctorsville. Sandwiched between the shopping days of “Black Friday,” and “Cyber Monday,” the Cavendish Fair is all about local shopping with an emphasis on keeping the “green” not only in the holidays, but also in town.

New this year will be a “hand-made-by-you” workshop featuring Duct Tape offered by the Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) to benefit the Hands on History Program. From 10 am- 2pm you can learn to make one of the following items out of duct tape: wallet, tie, bows or a marshmallow blowpipe. The cost is $5 for one item or $10 for three items. All supplies are provided, including marshmallow ammo. Those who wish to make more of one item (Uncle Harry as well as Dad would like a Duct Tape tie) can do so for a materials fee of $3 per additional item.

Besides the various books and Cavendish related items, CHS is offering some unique products.  Check out the gift center for gardeners. There is a gardener’s sugar scrub, plant markers and gardening angels. There are also special holiday pillows and ornaments. The fair provides one last chance to purchase a ticket on the CHS raffle (including two pieces of Craig Rankin artwork), with the drawing taking place at 2 pm. CHS is hosting the Duct Tape workshop. Among the many Cavendish history items is Cavendish’s own Laura Ingalls Wilder, Sandra Stearns’s “Field Hill Farm.” In this book she describes her childhood in the 1940’s and 50’s on East Hill Rd in Cavendish.  

If you can't make the fair, but are interested in giving some Cavendish history this holiday, call 802-226-7807 or e-mail

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