Back home on the Fork

Published 4:09 pm Friday, October 11, 2019

The Forkland Festival continues through today with lots of food, music, artwork, crafts and historical exhibits. Tickets are still available for tonight’s Old Country Supper Theatre, and are $16 each. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

There will also be a cruise-in from noon until 6 p.m., a kids petting zoo and new this year, a board game corner.

Forkland Community Center member Roma Brown enters a one-of-a-kind pocket knife into the silent auction on Friday. Brown said she when she was a girl, she attended Forkland School for eight years.was

From left, Danville Arts Commission Director Mimi Becker, Jessica Cordray and Shelia Dolan work on a a family’s quilt at the Forkland Heritage Festival Friday morning. The pattern is “Grandmother’s Garden” which was a typical 1930s quilt pattern, Becker said.

Reese Gatlin, 7, reaches into a plastic Halloween pumpkin for a prize that won in a children’s fishing game at the festival.

Willie Baker visits with someone inside of a food truck that was selling fried apple pies at the Forkland Festival on Friday.

A team of horses pull a wagon load of visitors at the Forkland Festival.

On Friday, Addie Cross mans the booth selling her mother’s painted pumpkins at the Forkland Heritage Festival. When the festival started in 1971, Addie’s great-grandfather raised pumpkins and her great-grandmother, Marjorie Ellis painted them to sell, which is a tradition that Addie and her mother, Blake Henderson continue today.

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