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Whatcom Arts & Crafts Contest open to all ages; includes expanded canning category

Apr 1st, 2014 | Category: Crafts, News

ROME GRANGE – The 2014 Whatcom County Arts & Crafts Contest will be held at the Rome Grange on Tuesday, April 15. Participants can knit, crochet, sew, paint, carve, paste, cut, stain, sculpt, photograph or create other pieces for submission. This event is open to people of all ages in Whatcom County, and grange membership is not required. Winning entries are eligible for cash prizes at the State competition in June. There are categories for both adults and children. Full details can be found in the Program Handbook, available on the State Grange website at  Entries must be brought to Rome Grange on Monday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. The judging is Monday afternoon. The public viewing is Tuesday at 6 p.m.

A general list of the creative options include needlework, quilts, sewing, photography (20 different themes) and separate photography categories for youth, as well as poetry, paintings and drawings. Crafts can be made of fiber, holiday oriented, wood, recycled, paper and more. There are separate Arts & Crafts categories for Juniors (ages 5-13) and Youth (ages 14-19). This year’s event includes an expanded canning category, now listed as “food preservation.” Possible items include: fruits, vegetables, soft spreads, meat/poultry, pickled, pickles/relishes, vinegars, and dried foods.

Pomona Lecturer Penny Mumford needs volunteers to help with the entries and judging. If you can assist, or need more information, contact (360) 647-9672.


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