In its 43rd yr, the Pine Log Arts and Crafts Fair will proceed to provide its organizers times to treasure. The competition will be presented Sept. 9 and 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Pine Log Church’s campground in Rydal.
Attending the truthful for additional than 18 a long time, Amy Powell now is serving as one of the event’s committee users. The Rydal resident joined Pine Log Church in 2006, and shared there are numerous matters to “cherish” about the yearly Pine Log Arts and Crafts Reasonable.
“Some preferred factors liked by all would involve — the yearly traditions involved for users and families in getting ready for it, like cleanup evening, baking desserts, building frozen drinking water jugs for coolers, hanging banners, regional Scout troop involvement, musician lineup everyone being out in the gorgeous north Ga slide weather and on the historical grounds of Pine Log making the most of fellowship and Sunday services with the returning distributors and attendees all weekend welcoming new artisans and purchasers to the party and our congregation sharing the deep historical past of the church and grounds with site visitors,” she explained.
This year’s festival will aspect a extensive selection of artisans offering their creations, this sort of as pottery, woodworking, jewelry, photography and candles.
“There are again up to about 50 magnificent artists and distributors, up from the prior pair of several years,” Powell stated. “They are established up under the tabernacle, on ‘tent’ porches and around the campgrounds.”
Powell noted this set up provides to the uniqueness of the Pine Log Arts and Crafts Fair. The fair’s grounds also will take center phase during heritage tours scheduled all over the function.
“Knowing and sharing the prosperous record of the geography, local community and growth of the region generally tends to make for enjoyment discussions and keeps the feeling of smaller cities alive,” Powell mentioned. “The setting itself being on sacred ground that incorporates historical landmarks of the church, ‘tents,’ open air tabernacle and cemetery. At the time you visit you will have an understanding of the exceptional significance.”
Pine Log Church’s documents highlight its wealthy previous, sharing it is the “oldest continuously utilized church in Bartow County.”
In the 1830s, the spot of worship was originally pastored by the Rev. Stephen Ellis. Situated at 3497 Pine Log Road, the latest developing was manufactured in 1842.
1 of Pine Log Church’s most well known stories happened in the course of a Charleston earthquake in the late 19th century.
In accordance to www.waymarking.com, “… in August of 1886, the Rev. J.N. Sullivan preached a revival for the duration of a sweltering weeklong series of conferences. … The men and women there that past day later on remembered well how the preacher fell to his knees and prayed, ‘Lord, if it will take it to shift the hearts of these persons, shake the floor on which this old setting up stands.’
“… Sullivan experienced scarcely concluded his prayer when the constructing shook so forcefully that all inside of felt it. The congregation remembers looking at the preacher’s h2o pitcher and glass of drinking water shake on the pulpit. The response was fast, intensive and sustained. The congregation rushed to the altar to pray. A few fanned out to distribute the word and other individuals from nearby properties joined those now in the church. The worshippers prayed through the night. The upcoming day, information achieved Pine Log of a big earthquake in Charleston, South Carolina.”
More details on the Pine Log Arts and Crafts Fair can be attained on Pine Log Church’s internet site, https://pinelogchurch.org. Admission to the celebration will be $3 for grown ups.