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Art Extravaganza scheduled for Nov. 19 at AJ Powers Lodge at Winterboro

Plank Road Fall Arts and Crafts preparation

These community volunteers are getting ready for the eighth annual Art Extravaganza at the AJ Powers Lodge at Winterboro on Nov. 19. The event will feature plenty of entertainment, food and fun. All proceeds will benefit the renovation of the lodge. Shown in front are (from left) Millie Chastain, Dianna, Vatanarom, Anne Stapleton and Bobbie Harville. In back are Joe Gable, Joe Chastain, Don Harville.

WINTERBORO – It’s almost that time of year again for music, food, arts, crafts and homemade fried pies.

Start making plans now to attend the eighth annual Art Extravaganza on Nov. 19 at the AJ Powers Lodge.

Volunteers are getting ready for the big event in the Winterboro community. The lodge is next to Winterboro School at the intersection of Alabama 21 and Talladega County Road 76.

The event will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. that Saturday.

Vendors so far include Sandy Perry, handmade jewelry; Ann Stapleton, homemade cakes and live flowers; Betty Howard, bead and stone jewelry; the First Methodist Women from Talladega will have their cookbook and an assortment of baked items; Bee Nice Honey has a new crop of what else, honey; Rebecca Peeples, handmade scarves and jewelry; Susan Crowe, baby items along with seasonal and household items; Melanie and Cindy’s homemade jellies; Mary Ann Farmer, outdoor floral arrangements and wreaths; Teresa Priece, beaded jewelry (Haiti); Dee Cheetwood, homemade fried pies; Catherine Vaughn, Tupperware; LACO Gourmet Foods, specialty cookies; Bill Bliss, woodcrafting; Hugh O’Neal, hand-carved Christmas ornaments; Jan O’Neal, tatting and crocheting; Roger Vandermaelen, canes and chair caning; Joe and Kelly Williams, pottery and yard art; and Haley Edwards will be doing specialty pictures.

For those interested in history, the Civil War re-enactors from the  will be on hand giving a living history of life in a Civil War encampment.

The featured author for the day will be Peggy Jackson Walls. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education at Auburn University in Montgomery and her master’s in liberal arts, with a minor in Southern history, at Auburn University. She has taught at Auburn University and the University of Phoenix online.

Her story, “Gold Mountain at Hog Mining in the 1930s” was published by the Alabama Review in 1984. She co-authored “Alexander City: Images of America” and is published in the 2012 “Chinaberries & Crows” anthology. She will be at the extravaganza all day for a book signing.

Local author Cabot Barden is also scheduled for a book signing.

Donnelle Proctor from Rainbow Mom is conducting a quilt raffle for the organization. HART, an animal rescue organization, will have information and accept donations for the group.

Dean McConatha, Roy Strickland, Roger Vines, Terry Robbins, Barden, Tommy Bounds, Rick Haynes, Hamilton Country Band and Gary Thunderwolf are among the scheduled entertainers.

In addition to all of this, the Goldwing Road Riders Chapter, a motorcycle group that promotes safety, will be part of the day. Marsha Gable will be preparing her boiled peanuts.

All vendors are welcome.

Volunteers for the lodge are taking orders for turkeys and Boston butts just in time for Thanksgiving.

For more information, call 256-362-2857 or 256-362-9375. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the lodge.