Art show part of WaynesboroFest

September 29, 2009|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Megan Painter practiced her searching skills Tuesday as she looked for her artwork among dozens of works created by Waynesboro Area School District students.

It took a few laps around the Otterbein Church gymnasium to find the colored-pencil piece she created last school year at Hooverville Elementary School.

Finding the replica of a commemorative stamp brought back memories from the art class and family trips to Washington, D.C.

"I think the White House is cool," Megan said, explaining how she chose the subject for her oversized stamp.

Megan, a fourth-grader who wants to be a professional artist, was excited that her work had been selected for display. The "Art, Photography and Garden Club" exhibit continues today and Thursday as part of WaynesboroFest, a 10-day, triennial celebration of the community.

Adults and children are featured in the noncompetitive show from 5 to 8 p.m. both days.

Rebekah Daniels' mother took a picture of the girl in front of her colored-pencil sketch. The piece portrayed a Hershey Kiss and Airheads.


"We placed the candy out in front of us and we drew it," said Rebekah, a third-grader at Hooverville.

Rebekah identified art as her favorite class. The children are making plaster bowls now and have worked with clay in the past.

Also on display in the WaynesboroFest show are tea settings arranged by a local garden club.

WaynesboroFest coordinator Allie Kohler said the art display was last featured in 1997. The committee very much wanted to showcase area art again, he said.

WaynesboroFest features several other events later this week. The schedule includes a 5K off-road run and community picnic.

A focus on history is embedded in WaynesboroFest's mission. History will be highlighted in bus tours and a special presentation about West Main Street.

That presentation, centered on a slide show by Ruth Gembe, will cover Frick Co.'s development and the railroad's importance in society, according to Kohler.

"There are a lot of stories about caves that run under town out there," Kohler said.

The West Main Street presentation will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Waynesboro Area Middle School. To obtain a ticket, visit the WaynesboroFest offices in the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce or call 540-514-5108.

WaynesboroFest activities


o A wine tasting will be presented by the Waynesboro Country Club. Six wines will be tasted with a tapas plate of food. 7:30 p.m. $20 per ticket.

o Waynesboro After Dark ghost tours are historical tours including legends, stories and facts about the area. East tours begin at Adventures in Coffee. West tours begin at the Oller House. Both tours are repeated each time period, so you can choose or take both. 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Free tickets are required. Limited number per tour.


o A slide show and discussion will be presented about the history of West Main Street, its development, the caves and the important people who settled there. The presence of the railroad had a significant influence. 7 p.m. Free ticket guarantees a seat. Waynesboro Area Middle School.


o U.S. Marine Band concert in Waynesboro Area Senior High School auditorium. 7 p.m. Free ticket required to guarantee a seat.


o WaynesboroFest Family Day will be held at Red Run Park featuring two bands -- Soup and The Holders -- hay rides, train rides and a fish rodeo for those younger than 13. Firetruck rides, food vendors, police displays, games and prizes also will be included. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everything is free, except food.

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