Contributed by Cheryl Durrett
FOREST CITY – Whether you travel up the scenic paved Pliocene Ridge Road or brave the even more scenic dusty Mountain House Road (GPS will offer alternative routes – NOT RECOMMENDED), Forest City is the place to be on Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 from 11 AM to 4 PMish. The Forest City Historical Association is hosting a summer time event that will include local music, food, artisans, antiques and QUILTS, QUILTS, QUILTS.
Featured quilt of the day is the one Dorothy Durrett put together in 1976 for America’s Bi-Centennial. Dororthy passed out the squares to many of the local ladies and they embroidered their names or thoughts on it. It’s a nostalgic walk down memory lane. Featured Quilter of the day is Robi Holmen. Quilter Extraordinaire!
Ian from Pike and his 3-piece combo will entertain us with their rendition of cowboy music. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase a yummy plate of pulled pork sandwiches with all the fixin’s for $15 prepared by our local ladies, Amber and Therese. Other artists from Pike, Alleghany and Forest City will be selling jewelry, aprons, soaps, lotions and much more. Birdsong and the “Spinnsters” will be spinning yarn and will have yarn type items for sale. Glenn will be on hand to “spin a yarn or two” about the history of Forest City for all the history buffs.
A Children’s Activity table will be set-up with doll-making supplies, button making, thrumming, wool spinning as well as some water play.
The Horseshoe Contest will begin at noon. Five dollar buy-in and single elimination played by Hoyles rules of scoring.
While you are out for the day, travel on over to Alleghany and visit the Alleghany Mining Museum. For a mere $2, you get a great overview of the history of mining in the area. It is open from noon to four. Casey’s Place in Alleghany will also be open for hot food and a cold brew.
There will also be a raffle of $50 and $25 gift certificates and other items as they come along. If you have quilts, antiques, or hand-crafted items for show or sale, please contact Cheryl at 530-287-3133. All of this wild fun helps to support the Forest City Historical Association. We would like to thank the Sierra County Arts Council for their continuing support.