South Shore Quilt and Heritage Show this weekend

By Portia Williams

September 25, 2013

Portia Williams

PDT Staff Writer

The 11th annual South Shore Quilt and Heritage Show will take Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 29, in South Shore Rotary Park in South Shore, Ky. The show will begin Friday at 11 a.m.

Bonnie Warner has served as the the Quilt Show president for the last eight years. She said the event is all about preserving local heritage.

“We try to keep the heritage alive of quilt-making, apple butter-making, soap-making, all of the older things that people used to do,” Warner said.

Warner said the Quilt Show is always a highly anticipated event, and is very important to the community.

“It is really so exciting to see the people actually enjoying themselves, and have a good time.The Quilt Show is the last major event before the weather breaks,” Warner said.

She also said the event brings the community together.

“It is the event that brings the community together. A lot of people use it like a family reunion, people get to see people that they haven’t seen since last year,” Warner said.

Warner said the Quilt Show Committee always makes sure that the senior citizen population is taken care of.

“Some people, such as the elderly that don’t get out that much, but here they can sit underneath the shelter house, eat, and have a good time,” Warner said.

Warner said the Quilt Show will offer a host of festivities for the community to participate in. One of the activities that takes place during the Quilt Show is the dog show. The Dog Show coordinator, said they had eight dogs participate in the dog show.

“It’s so much fun. We really have a good time. They bring their dogs, and tell me what their dogs can do, and I actually do the judging,” Pollit said.

Pollit said many people look forward to the dog show, and dress their dogs up.

“There is one gentleman who brings his little dog each year. Some dress their dogs up in cute, little outfits. We get a variety of dogs, one year we had a dog that weigh in at about 15o pounds,” Pollit said.

Pollit said ribbons are given out to the dogs who earn first, second, and third place.

“I like to take my time with the judging, because all of the dogs all so cute, and everybody’s dog is special to them. It is really an interesting thing,” Pollit said.

The Quilt Show schedule:

The Quilt Show will begin Friday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m., beginning with crafts, games, music, and inflatables. Noon will mark the singing of the National Anthem, to be performed by Rhonda Vansickle.

Schedule for Quilt and Heritage Show Activities:

Friday, Sept. 27 — noon - 2 p.m. — Open Mic

2 p.m. — Window Judging — Businesses — On stage — Moth Man

3 p.m. — Kids’ inflatables open

4 p.m. — On stage — Flint

6 p.m. — On Stage Bobby Blanton & Back Road

8 p.m. — On stage — Shane Runion Band

10 p.m. — Festival closes for the day

Saturday, Sept. 28

10 a.m. — Festival opens — Quilts on display

Registration for Talent Show

11 a.m. On stage — Karis Blanton

noon — On stage Bryson Store Band

Motorcycle /Trike Show Registration begins

1 p.m. — AA Clogger — in front of stage

2 p.m. — On stage — Poverty String Band

Dog Show ( lower shelter)

3 p.m. — Judging on Motorcycles/Trikes

4 p.m. — Skillet Throwing Contest — Mary — On stage — Josh Stewart Band

6 p.m. — On stage — Mad Dog Mean

8 p.m. — On stage — David James & The Gang

10 p.m. — On stage — Hank Wearing

11 p.m. — Festival closes for the day

Sunday, Sept. 29

Noon — Festival opens — Crafts, food, Quilts on display, Gospel music begins

1 p.m. — Cruise In registration begins — Auction

2 to 4 p.m. — Talent Show

4 p.m. — Raffle drawing: Kindle Fire HD, Hand made quilt.

Portia Williams may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 286 or portiawilliams@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Portia on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.