OCCHS ‘Art & Crafts’ in Bancroft June 21

       Music, crafters and master gardeners will be featured at the fourth annual “Art & Crafts in Bancroft Park” Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
       In addition, the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) will be selling various types of flowers. The event is an OCCHS fundraiser, although admission is free.
       The fair will coincide most of the day with the weekly Old Colorado City Farmers' Market on 24th Street just east of the park. This should create a good combined attraction for the public, according to OCCHS volunteer organizer Jo Cervone.
       Scheduled bands are at 10:30 a.m. (Celtic Cross - Celtic/Irish music) and at 1 p.m. (Jessum Buds - bluegrass). Each will play about 45 minutes, Cervone said.
       She expects at least 30 crafters - offering such wares as silver, glass, jewelry, knitted scarves, homemade jams and jellies, regional photographs, copper yard ornaments and bird houses - plus there will be “mini-massages” from a local chiropractic business and appearances by Sparky and Rocky (life-size fiberglass elk models from the Rocky Mountain Elk Tour).
       Two master gardeners from the CSU Extension Service have agreed to attend the gathering and answer horticultural questions from attendees, Cervone added.
       The plants are being donated by OCCHS members and will include succulents, house plants, ground covers, perennials, irises and penstemons, she said.
       The historic 1859 Garvin Cabin in the park will be open as well as the Old Colorado City History Center, which the OCCHS owns and operates at 1 S. 24th St.
       For more information, call Cervone at 266-9096 or the center at 635-1225.

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