Mark your calendars to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the homesteading of Arthurdale,Â Â Â July 10-12, 2009!
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2008 NEW DEAL FESTIVAL
Thanks to all the visitors and participants who came to the 2008 New Deal Festival which featured exhibits in the New Deal Homestead Museum, artisan demonstrations, local artisan craft market, the Arthurdale Heritage Craft Shop, local musician performances, a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt, haywagon rides, and much more!
Start of 2007 race photo courtesy of Ella Belling
5K RUN & 2-MILE WALK
4th Annual Beth Bonner Memorial 5K Run and 2-mile walk was held Saturday morning on the community roadsÂ of historic Arthurdale.Â Congratulations to all participants!Â 2008 Race Results
Antique cars in front of E-15 Homestead photo courtesy of Ella Belling.
ANTIQUE CAR & TRACTOR SHOW
The antique car and tractor show featured over sixty participants who displayed their antique cars and tractors for festival visitors to enjoy.
Festival goers enjoyed an old-time community sing courtsey of the Gospel Bluebirds and the Crossroad Quartet at the Arthurdale Presbyterian Church.Â The Center Hall main stage featured the musical stylings of Keith and Joan Pitzer (along with their son Jake), the Riggins Brothers, and Hickory Wind.
PEDAL TRACTOR PULLS
Kids of all ages participated in this new event to the New Deal Festival!Â The first 50 registered received a commemorative badge featuring the Arthurdale Co-Op Tractor.Â Ribbons were given to the top three winners in each weight category.
This new event to the New Deal Festival featured localÂ hand-crafted quilts on display at the Arthurdale Inn and was co-sponsored by the Preston County Literacy Volunteers Quilt Group.Â This group meets at the WVU Extension Office in Kingwood and promotes literacy through quilting.Â Contact Bev Tasker for more information about the PCLV Quilt Group at 304.892.2853.Â The use of the Inn is courtesy of Hospice Care Corporation.
ARTISAN DEMONSTRATIONS AND CRAFT MARKET
Local artisans demonstrated their skills and displayed their hand-crafted goods at the 2008 New Deal Festival.Â Featured artists included:
Seat weavers Debbie & Amee Price and Molly Superfesky practice their craft through the seat weaving classes offered at the Monongalia Technical Education Center (MTEC).Â The class is ten weeks in the fall and spring and addresses techniques including caning, splint weave, and rush.Â For more information about the classes contact MTEC at 304.291.9226.
The Scott’s Run Quilters Club is dedicated to promoting the craft of quilting and offers ongoing opportunities to learn or enhance quilting skills.Â The club meets every Monday at the Scott’s Run Settlement House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Â For more information contact Melissa Jeffries at 304.599.8692.
CRAFT MARKET VENDORS
A La Carte Fine Chocolates, 304.842.4047
Appalachian milk Soap, 304.478.4378
Creative Stitches, 304.329.8280
Earth Jewels, 304.692.1721
Keith and Deborah Coffman, 304.265.0406
Samara’s Arts, 304.864.6242
Summer Kitchen Pottery, 304.449.1337
Treehouse Herbal, 304.265.1437
2008 New Deal Festival Sponsors
Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. would like to thank the following sponsors of the 2008 New Deal Festival!!
Alan Mollohan for Congress
Hartley Insurance Agency
Hunter’s Truck Sales & Service
Lumberport-Shinnston Gas Company
Preston Silver Eagle Distributors
Reedsville Dairy Queen
Rotruck-Lobb Funeral Home & Sunset Memorial Gardens
Tire Lady’s Rainbow Tire
Street’s Store, Ltd.
Gerald Zinn & Sons