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Schedule for local festival

Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Children's Art Activities:

9 a.m. - Storytelling at Ms. Cottontale's Story Porch located at the northeast end of American Legion Park

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Ford Car Painting. Painting with tempera paint on a white Ford automobile. Cost is 50 cents

9:30 a.m. - Storytelling at Ms. Cottontale's Story Porch

10 a.m. - Storytelling at Ms. Cottontale's Story Porch

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Sidewalk chalk art contest with youths drawing decorated cakes. Cost is 50 cents

10:30 a.m. - Unveiling of agriculture mural at Sikeston Depot

11 a.m. - Storytelling at Ms. Cottontale's Story Porch

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Wire sculpture. Colorful coated wire sculpted into animal figures

Noon - Performance by Gladys Coggswell, nationally acclaimed storyteller. Also, Jeannie Williams will perform magic

12:30 p.m. - Storytelling at Ms. Cottontale's Story Porch

1 p.m. - Storytelling at Ms. Cottontale's Story Porch

1-3 p.m. - Mosaics with plaster in containers featuring bead jewels, etc. Cost is 50 cents.

2 p.m. - Storytelling at Ms. Cottontale's Story Porch

2 p.m. - Cakewalk

3 p.m. - Storytelling at Ms. Cottontale's Story Porch

3-5 p.m. - Printmaking. Tempera and prints made from potato printmaking with cookie cutters. Cost is 50 cents

3:30 p.m. - Sing-a-long with Vera Glueck

4 p.m. - Storytelling at Ms. Cottontale's Story Porch

4:30 p.m. - Storytelling at Ms. Cottontale's Story Porch

7-11 p.m. - Outdoor entertainment at Jeremiah's with J.R. Reed and his blues band. For ticket information call 471-3888

Also during the day:

* Create animal heads or hats made out of construction paper, yarn and glue

* Find a penny in a pile of cotton

* Make musical gourds by taking gourds and rubber bands and extending the project to base coat gourds with acrylic and paint gourds/guitars.

* Cotton picking patch contains potted plants where children can actually pick cotton while wearing a calico hat and straw hat and pull it behind them in a cotton-picking bag.

* Live music will entertain guests all day. Groups include Common Thread, Salvation's Well, Logan Toon, Cornerstone Baptist Choir and the Sikeston High School Jazz Band.

* A gasoline train will drive throughout historical Sikeston offering miniature train rides.

* Kiddie rides will include toddler swings, antique toy tractor cars and miniature plane rides.

* "A Taste of the South" regional food will be plentiful. Homemade pies, red beans and rice, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, Mississippi Mud Cake, funnel cakes, popcorn mix, grilled brats and hot dogs, hamburgers, fried pies, watermelon and cotton candy are just of few of the foods to choose from.

* Fine hand-crafted art will be for sale.

* Accomplished artists will demonstrate their abilities which range from wheel-thrown ceramics to hand sculpting to wood carving.

* Fifth-grade poetry from Gladys Coggswell's story-writing workshop will be on display in the Dempster Room at Sikeston Depot.

* Fifth Annual Photo Contest will be conducted.