Munnell Run Farm Day planned


Arts, crafts, wagon rides, children’s activities and food will be available.

Special to The Vindicator

MERCER, Pa. — The Mercer County Conservation District and the Munnell Run Farm Foundation, Inc. will have the Fifth Annual Munnell Run Farm Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Sunday.

The public event will acquaint the community with Munnell Run Farm, the area’s rich historical and agricultural heritage, the traditional works of local artisans and craftspeople and the bounty of locally produced farm products. Wagon tours of the farm, horse-drawn wagon rides and free children’s activities also will take place throughout the day. There is no admission fee, but participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to benefit the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County.

Traditional arts and crafts being demonstrated and/or sold include spinning and weaving, gourd crafts, hammered metalware, basket making, painted glassware, painting, woodcarving, jewelry, wooden toys and herbal crafts.

The farm market will feature a number of vendors with locally produced items such as honey, baked goods, fresh produce, chrysanthemums, pumpkins, gourds, squash, corn stalks and other seasonal decorations.

The Mercer County Youth Conservation Camp again will offer a spit-roasted chicken dinner. The Mercer County Historical Society will have tours of the Rural Life Museum, with an ox-roast dinner available from noon to 2 p.m.

The Woodland Place Auxiliary will provide sloppy Joes, nachos, pie, coffee, soda and water. Shenango River Watchers will be making funnel cakes. McCullough’s Ice Cream also will be on hand to provide a number of tasty treats.

Other organizations participating in Munnell Run Farm Day include the Neshannock Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the Mercer County Spinners and Weavers Guild and the Mercer County Woodland Owners’ Association.

Call (724) 662-2242 for more information, or check out the Web site at www.munnellrunfarm.org.

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