Heritage Festival supporters praised

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 25, 2015

On behalf of the Ironton aLive Board of Directors I would like to acknowledge the individuals, the groups and the organizations that helped make the recent downtown Heritage Festival a resounding success.

Thanks to Ironton in Bloom for serving delicious food and drink throughout the day. Thanks to Kelley’s Bridge Band, Cross Genre Group and Wiley Dew for providing us with six hours of truly outstanding music. Thanks to The Depot restaurant for complementing the festival with a wine-tasting event. Thanks to Gearheads Kuston Kulture store, Ironton’s newest business, for sponsoring a Rat Rod and Chopper show that brought additional people to the event. But foremost I would like to thank the 16 accomplished artisans who displayed and sold a wide variety of high quality homemade items.

They were Elaine Whitfield, towels and kitchen items; Jacklyn Crabtree, rock candy and hair bows; Melissa and Jim Shope, candy; Susan McComas, essential oil blends; Red Shoe Gallery, stained glass pallets; Kathy Smith, handmade jewelry; Cynthia Sue Kramer, crocheted hats; Ironton Artists Association, paintings and photography; Doug Thornton, homemade dog treats; Dee Rath, pottery/functional tableware; Martha Watson-Kessinger, elegant crocheted ornaments; and Denise Collins and Carolyn Sheridan, fine quilting.

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By all account the event was a success and we will work to make it even bigger and better next year.

Thanks to all who participated


Bill Dickens, Event Chairman