THURMAN - On Wednesday July 7, the pavilion at the historic site of Thurman Station will come alive with spirits of yesteryear, as heritage crafters ply their trades during the market hours of 12:30 to 5 p.m.
In addition to the usual market crafters - many of whom will be in vintage garb) - browsers will find noted dowser Bruce Irwin of Thurman, who has logged 30 years' experience locating water.
Bruce will show visitors how it is done, and allow them to try their hand at this ancient practice. Also demonstrating will be Carol Gregson of Minerva with her weaving, Martha Terrell of Thurman spinning wool, Karma Smith of Thurman quilting, Perky Granger churning butter. Gary Martin will be on hand to talk about old tools, as will Bob Russell. Local senior citizens will undoubtedly be happy to have you sit down and share tales about bygone days. Back issues of the John Thurman Historical Society Quarterly will be available for purchase.
The Thurman Station Farmers' Market is open every Wednesday until Oct. 13 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. and often hosts special events and guests. New vendors may apply. See details at www.persisgranger.com or call 623-9718.