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Pottery Fest this weekend

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Clay City Pottery Festival, sponsored by the Clay City Lion's Club, will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10.

The annual event will be focused on the pottery, which is more than 126-years-old and still operated by the fifth and sixth generation of the founders of the pottery.

Beryl Griffith established the pottery in 1885. The business's name was changed from Griffith's Pottery to Clay City Pottery in 1912. The pottery, which is Indiana's only commercial manufacturer of pottery, is located at 510 E. 14th St., Clay City.

This is the 25th year of celebrating the Clay City Pottery. Visit the pottery for tours, demonstration and pottery painting between 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday or Sunday.

"It's a great way to support local businesses and the pottery," Coordinator Terri Shawacker said. "The Lion's Club supports lots of non-profit organizations and community projects, so it's important to support them by coming out to the festival."

From 7-9 a.m., Saturday, the Clay City USA will sponsor a biscuit and gravy breakfast at the Welcome Center.

The Clay City Quilters are sponsoring a quilt show from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday. The show will also be open on Friday from 6-8:30 p.m. The show will take place in the R.E.I.N. Center Community Library, located at 700 Main Street. Cost for the show is $2.

At Clay City's Goshorn Park, there will be crafters, flea markets, live music and a variety of food.

The annual car show will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday at the park. Drive-ins are welcome. At 12:30 p.m., Six Mile will perform music at the gazebo, and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., the Lion's Club will serve their famous grilled chicken.

Sunday, at the park, there will be a community church service at 9 a.m., at the gazebo. There will be a Jonah Fish Fry beginning at 11 a.m., at the Lion's Club Building. The Angela Lilly Trio will perform at the gazebo.

There is no cost for the festival.

For more information, contact Shauwecker at 812-201-0786 or visit claycitypottery.com.

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