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Giles House arts and crafts festival is Oct. 4

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By The Staff

Crafts people, artists, booksellers and musicians will gather at the Giles House in Knifley on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Prints of Pansy Phillips' paintings as well as collections of Kentucky books and many arts and crafts items will be for sale.

Phillips was a good friend of the late Janice Giles and illustrated her books.

Don Parrish of Bardstown Booksellers will be available to appraise books and small antiques for $5 per item. Parrish donates the proceeds from appraisals to The Giles Society.

Demonstrations of basket weaving and stone sculpture will take place.

Musical performances, which begin at 11:30 a.m. ET, will feature The Rich Family, Royal Heirs Gospel Singers, students from Taylor County Show Choir, Living Waters Bluegrass group and Adair County High School Chorus.

The Giles Society will sell food items and 2008 Giles Christmas ornaments.

The festival begins at 10 a.m. ET and ends at 5 p.m. ET. A drawing for a Penn's Ham, a Penn's gift box and a Margaret Dunn basket will be at 4 p.m. ET. In case of rain, the festival will be at Knifley School.

The Giles Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Giles legacy and to the enrichment of all lives through informal educational opportunities.

The next event at the Giles House will be Saturday, Oct. 11 when ghost stories will be told by folklorist Lynwood Montell.

For more information call 465-6104 or 789-1713 or visit www.gilessociety.org.