News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 1, 2012

Gourd Society plans fall festival


News Release

ROCKVILLE — Parke County schools art classes will enter their gourd art in the Fall Festival of the Indiana Gourd Society, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the 4-H Fairgrounds, one mile north of Rockville.

A variety of gourd art will be on display during the festival, along with raw gourds. Vendors will be selling homemade pieces of artwork. An auction of donated items is planned for the afternoon.

There will be demonstrations with tools and gourd art techniques. Helen Thomas, the “gourd lady,” will demonstrate how she made a hat using a gourd.

Admission is free, and food will be available. For more information call Thomas at 765-498-5428 or Pat Moore at 765-597-2049.