Although skies were overcast, Mother Nature was good to us on Saturday. The 2nd Annual Sherburne Arts & Crafts Festival on June 8 was a great success as the community came out to shop, listen to music, enjoy exhibitions by Sherburne-Earlville students and our honored artist Julian Button, and in general share in an appreciation of the arts.
Congratulations to this year's Best in Show winner, Henry Drexler, whose 1980s' painting of The Sherburne Inn captured the blue ribbon. Favorite Crafter this year was Maggie Fitzpatrick for her beautiful hand-made soaps. Both Best in Show and Favorite Crafter winners were people's choice awards.
Student art also received awards; results will be published in next week's Sherburne News.
Thanks to all our fine artists, crafters, food vendors, and attendees for making the show such a success. Special thanks to our volunteers: Jeff and Sue Webster, Melissa Foster, Angela Jones, Riley Webster, Chris Hoffman, John Warner, Lee Perrin, Carolyn Merhib, Vince Yacono, Rose Tenney, Jim McDaniel, Peg Jeffrey, and Paul Harvey. And a very special thanks to Henry Drexler for judging our student art.
Thank you as well to all who donated gift baskets to our ticket auction, and to our lead sponsors: Herbert & Mariea Brown Foundation, NBT, and Stewart's Shops.
Mark your calendars for the second Saturday in June, 2014!