Fuquay Varina Heritage Day
It was an honor to take part in this very special day!
The Friends of the Museums and the FV Parks and Recreation Department received very enthusiastic praise from the public who participated in our first Heritage Day on May 14th. Held at Ashworth Park, the dozen local participants found the adults to be interested and the children to be eager learners.
Earl Butz outdid himself with his peach and pineapple cobblers and his beef stew. David Haywood wowed visitors with his spinning wheel while Betty Haywood gave details on bobbin lace making. Sandy Anastasio helped children make baskets or watch the process. Dona Barton and Diane Lunchick had a carved animal for each child to take home after the listened to the carving process. Roy Talley, master of auctioneering, worked with Al Prevatte to simulate a tobacco auction for the crowd.
Mark Manriquez showed off working with old tools beside his friend, Kirt Jarrett who operated a small blacksmith on site. Judy Stephenson and Hilda Manriquez allowed everyone to try their hand at wood burning and inspired visitors to press and dry flowers for cards and bookmarks. The Willow Bees led by Ann Hull, who gave the Centennial Quilt to the museums in 2009, returned to display their skills to all visitors.