Depot Renovation, Inc. is hosting a "fall family festival" on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
There are many events scheduled throughout the four-hour program at the Railroad Depot, 119 South 4th Street, in Cherokee's Cultural and Commercial Historic District . Among them are a "show and shine" show for cars, tractors, and motorcycles, on Maple Street east of the Depot, and in the City Parking Lot west of the Fire Station.
There will also be an operating model train on display , and a telegraphy demonstration by Skeeter and Marj Rowen.
There will also be fun activities for children in the yard outside the Depot, including painting, a football throw, soccer ball kick, and "train" rides. Also outside will be a Farmers' Market.
Back inside the depot, there will be an art show , woodcarving demonstrations by area woodcarvers, and a rope making demonstration by Judy Miller. Cherokee County Conservation Board Director, naturalist Ginger Vietor, will be presenting a Nature Demonstration , and there will be a baking and recipe contest for any apple or pumpkin recipe.
The recipe and baking contest is under the direction of Nancy Hohbach. Interested parties need to bring their recipe and the baked product to the Depot by 10 a.m. that day. Participants should bring their baked product in a container that they do not want back, as the container, baked product and recipe will all be auctioned off .The criteria used by judges Sherry Held and Jenny Burroughs will be taste, texture, originality, and presentation, and the first three places in each division (apple and pumpkin) will be awarded prizes.
Judging will be finished by 11 a.m., and then auctioneer Robert D. Wright will auction off the recipes, baked goods and containers at 11:15 a.m.
All proceeds from the auction will go to the ongoing rehabilitation and restoration of the depot.
Lunch will be served from 10 a.m. "until the food is gone." A tavern (or hot dog), chips, and coffee (or Kool-Aid) will cost just $2.50. If you would like just a tavern or hot dog, or if you want a second sandwich, the cost will be $2 per sandwich.
If you have any questions about the events of the day, please call 225-9502.