Monday, February 18, 2013

Palmetto Historical Park "Coming Home" March 9

What do a blacksmith, a spinner, a quilter and pie-eating have in common?
Find out March 9th when the Palmetto Historical Park & Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., hosts "Coming Home" during Heritage Day.
A free event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., it will feature a blacksmith, spinner and quilter demonstrating their craft.
There will also be a pie contest, where judges will taste folks baking and hand out ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd-place.
Interested in entering a pie? Call 941-721-2034.
There will also be a petting corral with attention-loving goats and First Baptist Church of Palmetto will have free train rides for children.
Storyteller Windell Campbell will work his magic for listeners, too.
Photographer/artist Ed Parker will exhibit. "The Water's Edge," featuring works of boats and water scenes from near and far through April 26th.
The 1880 Post Office will be open for business, as well.
The event also offers folks the opportunity to help the museum with its archives.
There are people in old photos who need identifying.
What's more, any old photos that families wish to contribute -- or have scanned -- are welcome in the archives in the Carnegie Library and Agricultural Museum.
An alumni photo is planned for 2 p.m.
The Woman's Club of Palmetto will hold its annual chicken and yellow rice luncheon for $12.
World of Mouth BBQ will sell lunch items and Alex's Lemonade stand will raise funds for childhood cancer research.
Call 941-721-2034 or 941-723-4991 for  more details.

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