Saturday, June 13, 2009

Vardy Spring Fling

Betty Mahan, sister to Johnnie Rhea, making apple butter at Vardy 6/13/2009

On Saturday, June 13, the Vardy Historical Society held its Spring Fling from 10 am until 2 pm. The location was the Vardy Church Museum, which featured displays from the Presbyterian mission which provided education opportunities for Melungeon children from 1899 to the early 1970s.

The Spring Fling featured Appalachian crafts such as basket and chair weaving, apple butter making, corn grinding, shuck dolls, hominy making, a tractor show, and plenty of music.

Johnnie Rhea

Julie Jones Jordan

Sitting on Mahala's Porch

Sitting on porch of Minor Cabin; Betty Goins and Tari Adams

Bluegrass Band at Vardy

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