First Summer Festival is planned at museum

Shawn Hardy

Jason Green became the first executive director of Allison-Antrim Museum in March and one of his goals is to raise awareness about the museum, especially with the younger generation.

He's moving in that direction by planning his inaugural event, a Summer Festival to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave. in Greencastle.

The festival will be something "parents can bring their kids to and not worry about them getting bored halfway through," according to Green.

There will be facepainting, children's games like the ring toss, free popcorn and cotton candy and music.

Local blacksmith Tindall Forge will be set up and there will be vendors both on the grounds and in the barn. The museum will be open for tours.

Green is still accepting local vendors, with wares such as arts and crafts, plants, baked goods and jewelry. Several direct sales vendors, such as Thirty One, Tupperware, Scentsy and LuLaRoe will be on hand.

"This is the kickoff to more events," Green said. "So far, there's been a good response from the community."

For more information about the Allison-Antrim Summer Festival, including how to become a vendor, call Green at 717-597-9010.