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7th annual Fall Family Festival Sept. 27

Thursday, September 25, 2008

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The Cherokee Depot Renovation, Inc. will be hosting their 7th annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Historic Railroad Depot in Cherokee. Photo by Dan Whitney
The Cherokee Depot Renovation, Inc. is hosting their 7th annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Railroad Depot in Cherokee's Historic Downtown Entertainment and Cultural District.

There will be events for children and adults alike, including the model trains that are on display in the Depot. Also, there will be plenty of games for the kids on the yard outside the Depot.

For the adults there is a Baking and Recipe Contest, and a Decorating Contest.

Guidelines for the contestants entering the Baking Recipe Contest are as follows.

You must arrive at the Depot with your baked product and two recipes by 10 a.m.

Judging will be completed by 11 a.m. Place your baked product and two recipes in a container that you're willing to part with because the container and your baked goods with the two recipes will be auctioned off at 11 a.m.

Proceeds of the auction will go to on-going rehabilitation of the Depot.

All products must be at least 75 percent baked. Apple division includes pies, muffins, bars, cookies, yeast-breads, cakes- cheesecakes, and miscellaneous. The pumpkin division includes pies, muffins, bars, cookies, batter-breads, cakes-cheesecakes, and miscellaneous.

Junior division will be ages 10 through 18 and adult division is age 19 and older.

Ribbons will be awarded and judge's criteria are taste, texture, originality and presentation.

The Decoration Contest guidelines are as follows. You must have your items at the Depot by 10 a.m. No live flowers, plants or fresh vegetables allowed. The categories are Autumn Centerpieces, Fall Treasures, Wall Hangings, Wreaths, and Autumn Gifts.

The Autumn Gifts will be auctioned off at 11 a.m. and money will be donated to the Depot. Ribbons will be awarded and items will be displayed in downtown store windows.

If you have any questions on the Baking Recipe Contest or the Decorating Contest call Fred or Linda Springer at 225-1234.

The Depot will be serving lunch from 10 a.m. until the food is gone. The menu is a la carte with taverns for $3, hot dogs for $2.50, coney dogs for $3, chips for 25 cents, and drinks are free with any food item.

Plus, the final 2008 Farmers Market will be at 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and a special Saturday Farmers Market will be held in the yard across the street from the Depot during the Fall Family Festival.

There also will be a woodcarving demonstration by area woodcarvers and Judy Miller will host a demonstration on rope making. For more information on the Fall Family Festival, call Jim Adamson at 229-9502.



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