Hot Springs Community Learning Center"s 5th Annual
Appalachian Heritage Festival
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
11 am — 4 pm downtown Hot Springs between the Post Office & Harvest Moon
To further explore our 'Appalachian Heritage' October theme at the Learning Center and in the spirit of keeping our unique mountain culture alive in our children, we are preparing a fun day of old time games, music, food, and dance. Come down and visit yesteryear with us....
Quilt Show & Contest, Annual Baking Contest, Cake Walks, old time dress up Photo Station, Hand-Craft Demonstrations, Silent Auction, Local Craft Vendors, and Traditional Music & Story Telling all day!!
11:15amJAM(Junior Appalachian Musicians) Students from the local chapter of JAM will kick off the festival with their mad skills in banjo, guitar, fiddle, and stand up base. Lead by our dear friends Jake & Sarah Owen they take these students to the next level, truly keeping our unique mountian culture alive in the children! This is an after school program that meets every Thursday for kids 3rd grade and up. What a super treat, y'all!
12pm Celestially Rooted Celestially Rooted (originally Nomadic Minstrels) create original, instrumental compositions from the heart. Derek primarily plays hammered dulcimer, and Laura plays cello. Residing in Madison County they are contributing their amazing gift of music on the streets of Asheville and now right in our town! Welcome ....
Sheila Kay Adams
1pmSheila Kay AdamsA seventh-generation ballad singer, storyteller, and claw-hammer banjo player, Sheila Kay Adams was born and raised in the Sodom Laurel community of Madison County, North Carolina, an area renowned for its unbroken tradition of of unaccompanied singing of traditional southern Appalachian ballads.
2:15-2:45pm June Trevor A wonderful singer/song-writer and long time friend of HSCLC, Ms. June Trevor will take the stage sharing some of her finest traditional tunes with the kids in mind. And let me tell you folks, she always has the kids in mind! Can't wait to see what she has in store for us this year...
3pm Madison County Ballad Singers Closing out the day, Emily Lamb and Melaine Penland (daughter of the award winner Sheila Kay Adams) and this year Ms. Donna Norton will join us! They will sing the oldest of the old porch songs and share a few storeis to curl your toes.....
11am Jack Dalton will bring his hand-crafted wooden bowls and tell us all about his techniques!
12:45pm Ruth Gallagher will bring bring her doll making materials and will be giving lessons...
1:30pm Phillip Kendall will bring his portable apple press and help us make fresh pressed apple cider to drink!
2pm Blacksmithing Demonstration will bring his whole setup and will fill us all in on what a blacksmith does!
More to come ... stay tuned!
Plus, Appalachian Cookery Concessions
<< OPENS at 11:30am >>
Wild Game Stew, Pintos, Greens, Mac-N-Cheese, (award winning) Cornbread, Biscuits, and Apple Pie & Apple Cake, and fresh pressed Apple Cider
All proceeds from the Silent Auction, food sales, and doantion jar go to families in need of funds for tuition at Hot Springs Community Learning Center. Together we can see to it that all who want and need our services may participate.
We hope to see you in Hot Springs Saturday, October 25th for a very special trip to yesteryear!
Would you like to support our school, but can't make it to the fesitval?
Making Financial Donations Hot Springs Community Learning Center is also happy to accept financial donations. As we are a quality five star program in an extremely economically depressed area; it is our wish for everyone who needs our services to be able to do so. You can designate your donations to be made to help assist our families in need with the cost of tuition. Or you can simply indicate that you wish your finds to go to our General Fund for operating expenses. All donations are tax deductible.
If mailing, please send your check or money order to: HSCLC PO Box 94 Hot Springs, NC 28743