HCC to Hold Jammin’ at the Millpond Event on October 13
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Last updated:Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 10:26 AM Posted:Thursday, Oct 04, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Haywood Community College’s Jammin’ at the Millpond will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the college campus. This is a free event to showcase the college programs and students, as well as alumni and Appalachian heritage events.
There will be several areas around the Millpond for jammin’ sessions so musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments. The day long festivities will feature demonstrations and hands-on activities, a vintage car show, and many children’s activities.
Several HCC programs and student groups will hold demonstrations and hands-on activities. Children will be able to craft clay pinch pots and carbon fish printing. There will be a wildlife calling competition, HCC Woodsmen’s Team demonstration, and fishing clinic. Old fashioned games will be played including corn hole, horseshoes, sack races, hula hooping, and others.
Appalachian heritage events will be plentiful-blacksmithing, corn milling, molasses making with fresh samples and molasses popcorn balls, 1840s active campsite, hominy making, corn shelling, sulphur smoked apples, and broom making. There will be antique tractors and hay rides.
HCC students will be on hand at the event. The Horticulture Club will be selling plants and seeds. Quilting and upholstery students will have displays and sell their pieces. Haywood Studios will have a pottery kick wheel and jewelry workbench. Future Cosmetologists will have hair demonstrations and face painting. The Student Association of Medical Assistants Club will be offering free blood pressure checks.
Other vendors will include honey, art, knitting and crochet, and canned goods.
The HCC Book Club is pleased to announce that local writer Michael Beadle will present at 1 p.m. He will discuss Haywood County history and Appalachian culture. His books will be available for purchase and he will be signing autographs.
In addition, local author Mary Messer will be selling her book; The Moonshiner’s Daughter and will also be signing autographs.
Food will be available for purchase by Blue Ridge BBQ, co-owned by HCC alumni Wendy Rector. The Alumni Association will be selling homemade snacks, popcorn, and drinks to raise money for an alumni scholarship.
Handicap parking will be available at Jammin’. For more information about the car show, please call 627-6008. For more information about the event, please contact 627-4544.