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Volunteers keep tradition alive

Anyone who visited this weekend’s Festival of the Hills had a chance to see a tradition that has been part of Lawrence County for more than a few years.

Monday, September 13, 1999

Anyone who visited this weekend’s Festival of the Hills had a chance to see a tradition that has been part of Lawrence County for more than a few years.

The festival not only offers families a chance to enjoy themselves, but also gives young and old a glimpse back to another time, when life was simpler.

There aren’t a lot of flashy acts at the Festival of the Hills – it isn’t that kind of event. This is a chance to share with your children and grandchildren a little bit of the history that makes Lawrence County unique.

This is a chance to show your children how apple butter is made and what kind of music teenagers enjoyed at the turn of the century. And after you have enjoyed a snack and a little exercise, there is always the quilt exhibit.

Some people might think the Festival of the Hills has run its course, and that it is time for a new fall festival. And perhaps a few new ideas might not be such a bad plan for next year.

But traditions are hard to come by these days and the Festival of the Hills is one this community should not let die.

Volunteers are needed for the festival as well as new ideas and willing hands to help make the two-day event a success.

And that will take some interest from the community.

This year’s event is over, but there is still plenty of time to get involved with the 2000 festival. Offer a few hours of your time next year to make sure your children can celebrate their heritage long into the new millennium.