AMBOY ARTS ‘N MORE FESTIVAL FAMILY FUN FEST - You’re invited to “TELL YOUR STORY”
The 2013 Amboy Arts ‘n More Festival committee would like to invite you to be a part of a special preview event on Friday evening Sept. 6. This year our festival will focus on the literary arts, and to kick-off the weekend activities there will be a Family Fun Fest at the Amboy School on Maine St. During past Art Festivals, Amboy’s business people, Festival organizers, and the artists up and down Maine St., have been too busy to enjoy all of the events and activities of the weekend. That is why we decided to offer a Friday evening event where all ages could come together, and enjoy a relaxing evening of food, fun, and fellowship.
The Small gym will be set up with tables where local authors, artists, photographers, and illustrators can display and sell their works. Amboy commemorative items will be featured. Various organizations will also be a part of this event, such as the Blue Earth County Historical Society, Minnesota Heritage Publishing, The Betsy-Tacy Society, The Lincoln Park Boy in Blue Project and anyone who has a story to tell….
As at any festive event, food and refreshments are part of the fun. We plan to have an area where our churches, organizations or individuals who would like to, could offer their specialty and heritage foods for sale or sampling. If you have a cookbook to sell, or would like to print up a small booklet of special recipes from your church or organization, it would be a creative way to tell your story.
Music and children’s activities will also be part of the Fun Fest. Each child will receive a “Tell your story” Arts ‘n More Festival T-shirt to color and keep.
Special guest artist for the weekend will be nationally known artist, and author/illustrator of 40-some books, Cheryl Harness of Independence, Missouri. Many of these are tales of historical individuals and events. Cheryl makes the stories come alive with her knack for weaving the facts and details into an interesting adventure for young readers.
Cheryl is an accomplished artist in various mediums, known for her vivid, detailed illustrations. It is amazing to see what she can do with water color, pen and ink, or charcoal sketching. She also has sculpted miniature figures of characters in beloved children’s books including: Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy series, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books, and Wanda Gag’s Millions of Cats.
The kids, and adults alike, will enjoy Cheryl’s stories and be entranced by her art work. She may even play her harmonica and draw us a special Amboy picture…right before our eyes! Cheryl’s presentations are filled with fabulous art, humor, and joy in what she does…. telling her story!
Come join us Friday evening Sept. 6th and be a part of the Family Fun Fest (Admission is free). There is no charge for a book, art, or food table. If you are interested in a table email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please put: Art Festival Friday Fun Fest in the subject line. or request a registration form by mail to: Kelly Reuter, Amboy Arts Festival Friday Fun Fest, Box 31, Amboy, MN 56010
Thank You! The Amboy Arts ‘n More Festival Committee
AMBOY HISTORY BOOK - TELLING OUR STORY - CENTURY FARMS Amboy, Minnesota “A Heritage Rooted in Rural America” was published in honor of the town of Amboy’s 100th birthday in 1979. Time flies and almost 35 years have passed since that event. During that time many things have happened in and around Amboy, much of it related to preserving our heritage, and “Telling Our Story” to the generations to come.
A second edition to the original book will be published soon. It will have updates on the old history, and stories about the new history of the past 35 years.
We are updating the Century Farms list included in the book. If your family has a farm in the Amboy area that has become a Century Farm in the past 35 years, and you would like to be included in the book, please contact us before July 31. Email any questions you may have to: email@example.com and put Amboy History Book-Questions in the subject line.
Due to the digital age, we are hoping to be able to include more photos in this edition of the book. If you have photos of the original farm and its owners, and/or current family on the farm, please scan them at 300dpi. [note: Photos with people in them are the most interesting!] You can email your story and/or photos as an attachment, to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please put: Amboy History Book-Century Farms in the subject line.