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Artists, crafters sought for Halicraft Fest Apr. 5

SoVaNow.com / February 14, 2014
Snow storms are hitting our county, and at the same time a little idea proposed to the Halifax Village Association (HVA) has snowballed into a huge event coming to the Town of Halifax.

The Halicraft Art Festival will be held on April 5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Halifax. The idea came about as a way to raise money for the town clock project funded by the Association. It also coincides with the Spring Market Bazaar being held at the Farmer’s Market Building.

The HVA is a non-profit group that works to improve the lives of country residents and to improve the beauty of the town. The HVA is responsible for the Halloween Trick-or-Treating and the Children’s Christmas wagon parade.

The idea of the festival is to have fine arts on the courthouse lawn, craft vendors lining the streets, a wine garden, food vendors, and children’s activities. The HVA wants to use the event to highlight the town’s beautiful and historic features. As Rebecca Ramey sees it, “We are trying to get people to experience the wonderful aspects of our town from the historic courthouse and the landscaped sidewalks, to our Town Hall Plaza.”

Ramey, who is chairing the event, has been amazed by the response. “It has been overwhelming. The support of not only the businesses in the county as sponsors, but also the excitement of the artists, crafters, and attendees of the event has just been wonderful.” Ramey has even managed to secure a Greek food truck from outside Richmond that will be serving everything from Gyros and Lamb Sliders, to Baklava and Spanakopita. Artists have even offered to give works of art for the HVA to raffle off on the day of the event.

In an effort to encourage families to attend, children will be able to participate in artistic activities as well. The Halicraft Art Festival will have a large loom, lei making, cut out people that the kids can draw the bodies on and stick their heads through, and even a graffiti alley where the children can draw on paper lining the building walls.

Ramey wishes to encourage more people to sign up to participate. She states, “We still have openings for sponsorships, artists, crafters, and food and wine vendors. And, as always we need plenty of volunteers to help it go off without a hitch. “Anyone interested can visit the festival website at http://www.halicraft.wix.com/festival, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.



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Just ask the same people who felt like this http://www.thenewsrecord.com/index.php?/news/article/halifax_looks_to_end_rent_payments_for_convergence/

was a constitutional role of government. I'm sure they'll find someone's money to give for the clock.


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