Join Us for the 2013 Heritage CelebrationPublished: 2012-02-23
Category: General Announcements
Melfa, VA –Looking for something to do on a cold February weekend without having to drive far? The Eastern Shore Community College Foundation will host the 12th Annual Eastern Shore Heritage Celebration Saturday, February 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The day’s activities will include interesting lectures and live music performances provided the ESO Arts Center. Local area artists and craftsmen will demonstrate their skill and many will have items available for sale. The college student photography club, SNAP, will have a photography exhibit and there will be food available for sale.
New to the Heritage Celebration this year! We are inviting writers from all literary genres (poetry, fiction and nonfiction) to read their work at the Open Mic Reading to be held Saturday, February 23, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Room A-46. Come in early to sign up for your 3-minute slot.
2013 Heritage Celebration participants include: Ale's Country Treasures; Carl Allums; Barrier Island Center; Beekeepers Guild of the Eastern Shore; Peggy Christian; Coastal Crafts by Carmie; Copper Creations; Diana Davis; Department of Veterans Services; Jose' Dovis; Eastern Shore Historical Society; Eastern Shore Quilt Guild; ESCC – Archaeology; ESCC - Electronics Program; ESCC - Race to GED; ESCC - SNAP Photography Club; ESCC - Veteran's Services; ESCC - Welding Program; Kit Fechtig; Gertraud Fendler; Heather Marie Gladden; Sue Henry; Hickory House Publishers; Elizabeth Hunt; Ralph Killmon; Ed Kuhn; Carol Ann McGarrity; Patrick Morrison; Mary "Mama Girl” Onley; Paparazzi Jewelry; Dorothy Perrucci; Plan B Jewelry/Studio 107; Pungo Creek Mills; Jean Savage; Jenny Sommers; Armando Suarez; Martha Toner; United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Vets; Voter Registration; Mary Waldron; Waste Watchers of the Eastern Shore; Waterman's Heritage Foundation of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Inc.; Cecil Watts, Jr.; Kathern Welsh; Rehba Wharton; Gary E. Williams; and Vesna Zidovec.
Also appearing at the Celebration this year will be Caroline Adams, the 2013 American Honey Queen. She is visiting the shore as a guest of the Beekeepers Guild of the Eastern Shore. She will speak to attendees about the importance of honeybees to Virginia agriculture and how honeybees are worth billions in pollination. She will also share information about the many uses for honey, including the powerful property of versatility.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Laurie Swain at 757-789-1797.
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Eastern Shore Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution in the Virginia Community College System serving Accomack and Northampton Counties. Founded in 1971, the College offers transfer education programs and career/technical/occupational degree and certificate training as well as professional education and workforce development. ESCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is an equal opportunity institution.