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Pottery Festival slated

Sunday, June 5, 2011

CLAY CITY -- The Clay City Pottery Festival, sponsored by the Clay City Lion's Club, will take place Saturday and Sunday.

The annual event attracts thousands of people nationwide.

Activities will be centered on the pottery that is more than 126-years-old and still operated by the sixth generation of the founders of the pottery.

Beryl Griffith established the pottery in 1885. The businesses' name was changed from Griffith's Pottery to Clay City Pottery in 1912. The pottery is located at 510 E. 14th St., Clay City.

Other events of interest include a craft show and sale, flea market, antique cars and farm equipment, area yard sales, and the annual quilt show organized by the Clay City Calico Quilters.

There will also be many food stands all around town.

On Saturday, events are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., at Goshorn Park, and run 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the pottery.

A car show has been scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in addition to a quilt show at the R.E.I.N. Center Community Library, 700 Main St., Clay City.

Sidewalk sales, craft shows, flea markets, car displays and more will also be featured.

On Sunday, events will run from 10:30 a.m., at Goshorn Park, and conclude at 6 p.m. Events at the pottery will run from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

A community worship service has been scheduled as well as a quilt show. In addition, Sunday dinner will be available.

Children will be able to take part in Kids Pottery Painting and a tour and demonstrations of the pottery will be offered.

Potter Rogier Donker will also be on hand both days of the festival.

There is no cost for admittance and parking is free as well. However, there will be a small fee for the quilt show.

For more information regarding the festival, call Bill Waite at 812-939-2596.

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