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Friday, September 2, 2011 — 1B

Powers’ Festival readies for 41st edition Labor Day weekend tradition for Coweta Sept. 3-5 begins fifth decade By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL sarah@newnan.com With expanded food selections and greatly enhanced entertainment planned for the annual Powers’ Festival this Labor Day weekend 2011, Coweta Festivals Inc. is once again emphasizing that Powers’ is really three festivals in one. They are the “Festival of Arts and Crafts,” the “Festival of Food,” and the “Powers’ Festival 3 Day Concert for Charity.” The three festivals of

Powers’ is not a new idea, but “I think that it kind of got lost along the way. So it has been freshened up now,” said Pam Mayer, marketing director for this year’s Powers’ Festival. This is the 41st year for the arts and crafts festival, which is held each Labor Day weekend spread across the grounds of the historic Powers’ plantation, on the Coweta/Heard county line. Powers’ Festival expects to draw more than 12,000 visitors over the three-day weekend Sept. 3, 4 and 5. The festival is presented by Coweta Festivals Inc., made up

of five non-profit organizations: Newnan-Coweta Art Association, the Coweta County 4-H, the Pilot Club, the Jaycees, and Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. Through its four decades, proceeds from the festival have gone to the member non-profits and a host of other volunteer organizations, clubs and churches raising funds and awareness of their groups through food sales and service booths. The biggest change is this year’s 3 Day Concert for Charity.

There will be bands all three days on the main Summer House stage, performing country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, and Southern rock music. There will also be entertainment on more intimate side stages in the exhibitor areas. The main stage schedule is included in today’s TimesHerald. You can also listen to songs from some of the featured performers by visiting the festival website, www.powersfestival.org, and clicking on entertainment. In all there will be 21 bands on three separate stages.

Food prepared by some of the member organizations, as well as several local non-profits and churches, has always been a mainstay of the festival. This year, those food vendors will be joined by several additional commercial food vendors, serving food ranging from Hawaiian, Cuban, and Cajun to Philly cheese steaks, roasted corn and “tropical delights.” Lists of the food vendors are also available on the website. “It’s not to take away from the great member organizations,” said Mayer. “But this is

Powers’ Festival 2011 Labor Day Weekend Sept. 3, 4 & 5 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

1971-2011 Celebrating 41 Years!

$7 Admission (Children 6 and under enter free) Free Parking (no pets allowed) Coweta Festivals Inc. Office: 4766 W. Hwy. 34 Newnan, GA 30263 Mailing Address: Post Office Box 1174 Newnan, GA 30264 Phone 770-253-2011 FAX 770-253-8180

Labor Day Weekend 2011 September 3rd, 4th, and 5th • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily Located 12 miles west of Newnan • 4766 West Highway 34 • Newnan, GA

EMAIL cowetafestivals@charter.net GPS coordinates are: N33 20.332 W84 58.778 Directions: From I-85 north or south in Newnan, take Exit 47 Hwy. 34 (Bullsboro Drive). Go west .8 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 34 Bypass (Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd.) and go 6 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 34 (Franklin Highway) at 4-way stop and go 8.2 miles.

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going to attract the festival foodies.” The arts and crafts are, of course, what Powers’ is known for. This year, there is a particular focus on asking the artists to do demonstrations of their work throughout the festival. There will also be special historical craft demonstrations, including blacksmithing, the grist mill, broom making, chair caning, and spinning. A list of 2011 exhibitors is included in today’s TimesHerald. Information on the individual artists and crafters, as well as contact information for many of them, is available on the festival website. Festival hours Saturday through Monday are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gate admission is $7, with children 6 and under admitted free and free parking. If you are lucky enough to have an “I’m A Powers’ Fan” commemorative fan you get $2 off at the gate (one $5 ticket per fan). Coweta Festivals ordered 5,000 of the fans, and they have been distributed to state visitors centers and to various groups. “They have been a big hit … People are just grabbing them like crazy,” said Festival Coordinator Holly Hammonds. They are being offered at Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce on Bullsboro Drive at Farmer Street, the Coweta Visitors Center in the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan, and Arnall Grocery downtown, while supplies last. Advance tickets for the festival have been on sale for some weeks in Newnan, Hammonds said. Pre-sale tickets for $5 can be bought through Friday at the Coweta Visitors Center in the historic courthouse, the Chamber of Commerce and Scott’s Bookstore downtown. To reach the festival grounds, from I-85 north or south in Newnan, take Exit 47 Hwy. 34 (Bullsboro Drive). Go west .8 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 34 Bypass (Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd.) and go 6 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 34 (Franklin Road) at 4way stop and go 8.2 miles. To park, just before you arrive at Thomas Powers Road and Charlie B. Johnston Road, (on Highway 34 West) you will turn left into a large field. The field is just before the Powers' Festival office, located at 4766 W. Hwy. 34, Newnan, Georgia 30263. GPS coordinates are: N33 20.332 W84 58.778 For festival details check at www.powersfestival.org or call 770-253-2011 or email cowetafestivals@charter.net.

Nearly 200 exhibitors expected at Powers’ Festival By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL sarah@newnan.com Nearly 200 artists, craftspeople, and demonstrators will be exhibiting at this Labor Day weekend’s Powers’ Festival — Sept. 3, 4, and 5. There will be several new exhibitors, as well as returning favorites — including stained glass artist Charles Adams and toy maker Lucy Moore, who have been at Powers’ for every one of its 41 years. There will also be some special demonstrations, including the “Winged Ambassadors” birds of prey, who be at the festival all weekend and will perform Monday morning. The Chattahoochee Valley Poultry Association will also be on hand with displays of fancy poultry, and R.L. Hughey and Deborah McNeil will do the “What is Art?” exhibit. That exhibit, a collection of sculptures, will be a focal point when visitors to the festival walk in the gate, said Holly Hammonds, festival coordinator. Also new this year will be fresh produce for sale at the country store. The vendor has been selling produce for over 20 years, Hammonds said, and is well known at the Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay, Ga. “His produce is absolutely gor-

geous,” she said. New exhibitor Jasumati Patel will be selling pitcher plants and bonsai, Hammonds said. Other new and different exhibitors include Artisan Breads, bringing an assortment of fresh baked products each day, and several artists who create “wearable art,” including one artist who does bejeweled and embellished belt buckles. There has been a concerted effort over the past several years to take the festival back to its roots of fine arts and crafts. “Before our 40th birthday last year, we decided that we had gone too far astray from our fine arts and crafts festival,” said Barbara Wetherington, vice president of umbrella coordinating group Coweta Festivals Inc. Coweta Festivals, made up of five local non-profit organizations, puts on the annual event. “We worked hard to eliminate commercial booths and all buy/sell merchandise, and proved we were now going in the right direction,” Wetherington said. “This year, we have received an astounding number of applications thanks to word-ofmouth from our 2010 artists

See FESTIVAL, page 5B What began as the Powers’ Crossroads Country Fair and Art Festival in 1971 and became the grandaddy of arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast, is beginning its fifth decade of service to Coweta County this Labor Day weekend.


2B — The Times-Herald — Friday, September 2, 2011

POWERS’

‘3 Day Concert for Charity’ Powers’ Festival entertainment lineup

Rachel Starnes of Newnan who writes her own songs and has recorded a CD will be performing at the 2011 Powers’ Festival 11 a.m. to noon on opening day Saturday, Sept. 3.

The 2011 Powers’ Festival is presenting a “3 Day Concert for Charity” with a lineup of entertainment on the main stage at the Summer House, as well as local and regional showcases on two separate side stages on the festival grounds. The entertainment schedule for the main stage includes:

9:15-10 a.m. — Men of Cornerstone, Gospel 10-11 a.m. — Line Creek Bluegrass, Gospel 11 a.m.-noon — Jay Memory, Gospel noon-1 p.m. — Chordially Yours, Gospel 1-2 p.m. — Paris Luna, Country 2-3 p.m. — Honky Tonk Rangers, Country 3-4 p.m. — Lard Bucket, Bluegrass 4-5 p.m. — Ryan Robertson, Country

Saturday, Sept. 3

There will be shows Sunday on the two side stages on the festival grounds from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with showcases coordinated by The Heritage School and Musicology of Newnan.

9-9:10 a.m. — The Raising of the Flag 9:10-9:15 a.m. — The National Anthem 9:15-10 a.m. — Opening Ceremonies 10-11 a.m. — Albert Simpson, Southern Fried Folk 11 a.m.-noon — Rachel Starnes, Popular Music noon-1 p.m. — Jay Memory, Popular Music 1-2 p.m. — Blackwater Band, Southern Rock 2-3 p.m. — Bullsboro Bluegrass Band 3-4 p.m. — Brian Collins Band, Country 4-5 p.m. — The Skeeterz, Blues and Southern Rock

Monday, Sept. 5

9-9:10 a.m. — The Raising of the Flag 9:10-9:15 a.m. — The National Anthem 9:15-9:30 a.m. — Announcements 9:30-11 a.m. — Winged Ambassadors-Birds of Prey 11 a.m.-noon — Line Creek Bluegrass, Gospel noon-1 p.m. — Albert Simpson, Gospel There will be shows on the two side 1-2 p.m. — Second Strike, Country stages on the festival grounds from 11 a.m. 2-3 p.m. — SonsNBritches, Country to 5 p.m. with local and regional showcases. 3-4 p.m. — Bullsboro Bluegrass Band 4-5 p.m. — Dallas, Country

Sunday, Sept. 4 Along with the entertainment schedule at the Summer House stage area, there will be showcases on two separate side stages located among the Powers’ exhibitors.

9-9:10 a.m. — The Raising of the Flag 9:10-9:15 a.m. — The National Anthem

Winged Ambassadors - Birds of Prey show returns to Powers’ Festival The Winged Ambassadors Birds of Prey will be a special exhibit at the 2011 Powers’ Festival. The birds will be on display all three days of the festival. The birds will also be doing a special demonstration on Monday morning as part of the entertainment schedule from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Summer House stage area. Winged Ambassadors, an environmental organization that was founded in 2005 by naturalist Dale Arrowood of Sharpsburg, is the fulfillment of Arrowood’s lifelong dream: to educate the public about the majestic raptors in our world. Arrowood’s interest in raptors began as a teenager in the 1960s and transitioned into falconry as an adult. After a 27year career in law enforcement, he joined Earth Quest, an organization involved in establishing a raptor program at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga., where he lectured for five years. Arrowood is now a Master Falconer and is Vice President of the Georgia Falconry Association. As an avid falconer, Arrowood began to realize that most people know very little about birds, especially raptors. Since these birds of prey are well camouflaged or only hunt at night, many people don’t even know what they look like. Therefore, Dale surmised that one sure way to grab the attention of children, and adults, was to teach using live birds. Since the beginning Winged Ambassadors has grown its “feathered staff” from two to eight birds and has presented customized displays and programs to thousands of people. The Static Display program, which will be featured at the 2011 Powers’ Festival, involves live birds of prey presented and hand-held by a trained lecturer. Static displays are perfect for indoor or limited spaces where flight displays aren’t practical. Individuals in attendance still have ample opportunity to see these fantastic birds of prey “up close and personal,” and to have all their questions answered. The Flight Display program, which will also be done at the 2011 Powers’ Festival on Monday Sept. 5, features flight demonstrations as the birds are released to fly freely. The staff lectures about the birds while giving audible commands to bring out behaviors displayed naturally by each in the wild.

Dale Arrowood of Winged Ambassadors shows one of the organization’s birds of prey. The group will bring specimens of these raptors for view during the Labor Day weekend Powers’ Festival 2011 and will do a flight display program Monday morning, Sept. 5, at the Summer House stage area.

There will be shows on the two side stages on the festival grounds from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with local and regional showcases.

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Friday, September 2, 2011 — 1B

Powers’ Festival readies for 41st edition Labor Day weekend tradition for Coweta Sept. 3-5 begins fifth decade By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL sarah@newnan.com With expanded food selections and greatly enhanced entertainment planned for the annual Powers’ Festival this Labor Day weekend 2011, Coweta Festivals Inc. is once again emphasizing that Powers’ is really three festivals in one. They are the “Festival of Arts and Crafts,” the “Festival of Food,” and the “Powers’ Festival 3 Day Concert for Charity.” The three festivals of

Powers’ is not a new idea, but “I think that it kind of got lost along the way. So it has been freshened up now,” said Pam Mayer, marketing director for this year’s Powers’ Festival. This is the 41st year for the arts and crafts festival, which is held each Labor Day weekend spread across the grounds of the historic Powers’ plantation, on the Coweta/Heard county line. Powers’ Festival expects to draw more than 12,000 visitors over the three-day weekend Sept. 3, 4 and 5. The festival is presented by Coweta Festivals Inc., made up

of five non-profit organizations: Newnan-Coweta Art Association, the Coweta County 4-H, the Pilot Club, the Jaycees, and Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. Through its four decades, proceeds from the festival have gone to the member non-profits and a host of other volunteer organizations, clubs and churches raising funds and awareness of their groups through food sales and service booths. The biggest change is this year’s 3 Day Concert for Charity.

There will be bands all three days on the main Summer House stage, performing country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, and Southern rock music. There will also be entertainment on more intimate side stages in the exhibitor areas. The main stage schedule is included in today’s TimesHerald. You can also listen to songs from some of the featured performers by visiting the festival website, www.powersfestival.org, and clicking on entertainment. In all there will be 21 bands on three separate stages.

Food prepared by some of the member organizations, as well as several local non-profits and churches, has always been a mainstay of the festival. This year, those food vendors will be joined by several additional commercial food vendors, serving food ranging from Hawaiian, Cuban, and Cajun to Philly cheese steaks, roasted corn and “tropical delights.” Lists of the food vendors are also available on the website. “It’s not to take away from the great member organizations,” said Mayer. “But this is

Powers’ Festival 2011 Labor Day Weekend Sept. 3, 4 & 5 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

1971-2011 Celebrating 41 Years!

$7 Admission (Children 6 and under enter free) Free Parking (no pets allowed) Coweta Festivals Inc. Office: 4766 W. Hwy. 34 Newnan, GA 30263 Mailing Address: Post Office Box 1174 Newnan, GA 30264 Phone 770-253-2011 FAX 770-253-8180

Labor Day Weekend 2011 September 3rd, 4th, and 5th • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily Located 12 miles west of Newnan • 4766 West Highway 34 • Newnan, GA

EMAIL cowetafestivals@charter.net GPS coordinates are: N33 20.332 W84 58.778 Directions: From I-85 north or south in Newnan, take Exit 47 Hwy. 34 (Bullsboro Drive). Go west .8 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 34 Bypass (Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd.) and go 6 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 34 (Franklin Highway) at 4-way stop and go 8.2 miles.

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powersfestival.org

going to attract the festival foodies.” The arts and crafts are, of course, what Powers’ is known for. This year, there is a particular focus on asking the artists to do demonstrations of their work throughout the festival. There will also be special historical craft demonstrations, including blacksmithing, the grist mill, broom making, chair caning, and spinning. A list of 2011 exhibitors is included in today’s TimesHerald. Information on the individual artists and crafters, as well as contact information for many of them, is available on the festival website. Festival hours Saturday through Monday are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gate admission is $7, with children 6 and under admitted free and free parking. If you are lucky enough to have an “I’m A Powers’ Fan” commemorative fan you get $2 off at the gate (one $5 ticket per fan). Coweta Festivals ordered 5,000 of the fans, and they have been distributed to state visitors centers and to various groups. “They have been a big hit … People are just grabbing them like crazy,” said Festival Coordinator Holly Hammonds. They are being offered at Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce on Bullsboro Drive at Farmer Street, the Coweta Visitors Center in the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan, and Arnall Grocery downtown, while supplies last. Advance tickets for the festival have been on sale for some weeks in Newnan, Hammonds said. Pre-sale tickets for $5 can be bought through Friday at the Coweta Visitors Center in the historic courthouse, the Chamber of Commerce and Scott’s Bookstore downtown. To reach the festival grounds, from I-85 north or south in Newnan, take Exit 47 Hwy. 34 (Bullsboro Drive). Go west .8 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 34 Bypass (Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd.) and go 6 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 34 (Franklin Road) at 4way stop and go 8.2 miles. To park, just before you arrive at Thomas Powers Road and Charlie B. Johnston Road, (on Highway 34 West) you will turn left into a large field. The field is just before the Powers' Festival office, located at 4766 W. Hwy. 34, Newnan, Georgia 30263. GPS coordinates are: N33 20.332 W84 58.778 For festival details check at www.powersfestival.org or call 770-253-2011 or email cowetafestivals@charter.net.

Nearly 200 exhibitors expected at Powers’ Festival By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL sarah@newnan.com Nearly 200 artists, craftspeople, and demonstrators will be exhibiting at this Labor Day weekend’s Powers’ Festival — Sept. 3, 4, and 5. There will be several new exhibitors, as well as returning favorites — including stained glass artist Charles Adams and toy maker Lucy Moore, who have been at Powers’ for every one of its 41 years. There will also be some special demonstrations, including the “Winged Ambassadors” birds of prey, who be at the festival all weekend and will perform Monday morning. The Chattahoochee Valley Poultry Association will also be on hand with displays of fancy poultry, and R.L. Hughey and Deborah McNeil will do the “What is Art?” exhibit. That exhibit, a collection of sculptures, will be a focal point when visitors to the festival walk in the gate, said Holly Hammonds, festival coordinator. Also new this year will be fresh produce for sale at the country store. The vendor has been selling produce for over 20 years, Hammonds said, and is well known at the Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay, Ga. “His produce is absolutely gor-

geous,” she said. New exhibitor Jasumati Patel will be selling pitcher plants and bonsai, Hammonds said. Other new and different exhibitors include Artisan Breads, bringing an assortment of fresh baked products each day, and several artists who create “wearable art,” including one artist who does bejeweled and embellished belt buckles. There has been a concerted effort over the past several years to take the festival back to its roots of fine arts and crafts. “Before our 40th birthday last year, we decided that we had gone too far astray from our fine arts and crafts festival,” said Barbara Wetherington, vice president of umbrella coordinating group Coweta Festivals Inc. Coweta Festivals, made up of five local non-profit organizations, puts on the annual event. “We worked hard to eliminate commercial booths and all buy/sell merchandise, and proved we were now going in the right direction,” Wetherington said. “This year, we have received an astounding number of applications thanks to word-ofmouth from our 2010 artists

See FESTIVAL, page 5B What began as the Powers’ Crossroads Country Fair and Art Festival in 1971 and became the grandaddy of arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast, is beginning its fifth decade of service to Coweta County this Labor Day weekend.


2B — The Times-Herald — Friday, September 2, 2011

POWERS’

‘3 Day Concert for Charity’ Powers’ Festival entertainment lineup

Rachel Starnes of Newnan who writes her own songs and has recorded a CD will be performing at the 2011 Powers’ Festival 11 a.m. to noon on opening day Saturday, Sept. 3.

The 2011 Powers’ Festival is presenting a “3 Day Concert for Charity” with a lineup of entertainment on the main stage at the Summer House, as well as local and regional showcases on two separate side stages on the festival grounds. The entertainment schedule for the main stage includes:

9:15-10 a.m. — Men of Cornerstone, Gospel 10-11 a.m. — Line Creek Bluegrass, Gospel 11 a.m.-noon — Jay Memory, Gospel noon-1 p.m. — Chordially Yours, Gospel 1-2 p.m. — Paris Luna, Country 2-3 p.m. — Honky Tonk Rangers, Country 3-4 p.m. — Lard Bucket, Bluegrass 4-5 p.m. — Ryan Robertson, Country

Saturday, Sept. 3

There will be shows Sunday on the two side stages on the festival grounds from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with showcases coordinated by The Heritage School and Musicology of Newnan.

9-9:10 a.m. — The Raising of the Flag 9:10-9:15 a.m. — The National Anthem 9:15-10 a.m. — Opening Ceremonies 10-11 a.m. — Albert Simpson, Southern Fried Folk 11 a.m.-noon — Rachel Starnes, Popular Music noon-1 p.m. — Jay Memory, Popular Music 1-2 p.m. — Blackwater Band, Southern Rock 2-3 p.m. — Bullsboro Bluegrass Band 3-4 p.m. — Brian Collins Band, Country 4-5 p.m. — The Skeeterz, Blues and Southern Rock

Monday, Sept. 5

9-9:10 a.m. — The Raising of the Flag 9:10-9:15 a.m. — The National Anthem 9:15-9:30 a.m. — Announcements 9:30-11 a.m. — Winged Ambassadors-Birds of Prey 11 a.m.-noon — Line Creek Bluegrass, Gospel noon-1 p.m. — Albert Simpson, Gospel There will be shows on the two side 1-2 p.m. — Second Strike, Country stages on the festival grounds from 11 a.m. 2-3 p.m. — SonsNBritches, Country to 5 p.m. with local and regional showcases. 3-4 p.m. — Bullsboro Bluegrass Band 4-5 p.m. — Dallas, Country

Sunday, Sept. 4 Along with the entertainment schedule at the Summer House stage area, there will be showcases on two separate side stages located among the Powers’ exhibitors.

9-9:10 a.m. — The Raising of the Flag 9:10-9:15 a.m. — The National Anthem

Winged Ambassadors - Birds of Prey show returns to Powers’ Festival The Winged Ambassadors Birds of Prey will be a special exhibit at the 2011 Powers’ Festival. The birds will be on display all three days of the festival. The birds will also be doing a special demonstration on Monday morning as part of the entertainment schedule from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Summer House stage area. Winged Ambassadors, an environmental organization that was founded in 2005 by naturalist Dale Arrowood of Sharpsburg, is the fulfillment of Arrowood’s lifelong dream: to educate the public about the majestic raptors in our world. Arrowood’s interest in raptors began as a teenager in the 1960s and transitioned into falconry as an adult. After a 27year career in law enforcement, he joined Earth Quest, an organization involved in establishing a raptor program at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga., where he lectured for five years. Arrowood is now a Master Falconer and is Vice President of the Georgia Falconry Association. As an avid falconer, Arrowood began to realize that most people know very little about birds, especially raptors. Since these birds of prey are well camouflaged or only hunt at night, many people don’t even know what they look like. Therefore, Dale surmised that one sure way to grab the attention of children, and adults, was to teach using live birds. Since the beginning Winged Ambassadors has grown its “feathered staff” from two to eight birds and has presented customized displays and programs to thousands of people. The Static Display program, which will be featured at the 2011 Powers’ Festival, involves live birds of prey presented and hand-held by a trained lecturer. Static displays are perfect for indoor or limited spaces where flight displays aren’t practical. Individuals in attendance still have ample opportunity to see these fantastic birds of prey “up close and personal,” and to have all their questions answered. The Flight Display program, which will also be done at the 2011 Powers’ Festival on Monday Sept. 5, features flight demonstrations as the birds are released to fly freely. The staff lectures about the birds while giving audible commands to bring out behaviors displayed naturally by each in the wild.

Dale Arrowood of Winged Ambassadors shows one of the organization’s birds of prey. The group will bring specimens of these raptors for view during the Labor Day weekend Powers’ Festival 2011 and will do a flight display program Monday morning, Sept. 5, at the Summer House stage area.

There will be shows on the two side stages on the festival grounds from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with local and regional showcases.

TUCKER HARDWARE Now Open

• Full Line of Hardware • Home Rentals • Outdoor Power Equipment Accessories • Fall Flower and Garden Plants • Pine Straw • Feed and Seed • Floating Fish Food and Deer Corn • Gravel • Sand • We Deliver • Plumbing • Septic Tank Pumping • We Buy, Sell and Trade Tools • Gun Safes

SPECIALS

50 lb.

Deer Corn......... $9.99 | Deer Blocks 50 lb. Bag Dog Food.........$16.99

1 Stop All Hardware Store 11 Franklin Hwy., Newnan, GA 30263

770-252-4950 Monday-Friday 8 am - 7 pm; Saturday 8 am - 6 pm; Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm

Providing

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festival 2011 14th annual arts & crafts festival

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Friday, September 2, 2011 — The Times-Herald — 3B

POWERS’

Visitors won’t go hungry at 2011 Powers’ Festival There will be expanded food selections as part of the “Festival of Food” at the 2011 Powers’ Festival Labor Day weekend. Food prepared by some of the member organizations, as well as several local non-profits and churches, has always been a mainstay of the festival. This year, those food vendors will be joined by several additional commercial food vendors, serving food ranging from Hawaiian, Cuban, and Cajun to Philly cheese steaks, roasted corn and “tropical delights.” A full list of vendors is available at the Powers’ website, www.powersfestival.com . The non-profit groups offering food as fundraisers include:

Sandwich, Chips, Pickles, Bread. ■ Newnan- Coweta Jaycees — Hamburgers, Cheese Burgers, Chips, Coke Products. ■ Pilot Club of Newnan — Apple Dumplings/Ice Cream, Ice Cream in Waffle Cones, Sausage, Potatoes, Turkey Legs, Corn Dogs, Hot Dogs, Nachos, Homemade Potato and Sweet Potato Chips, Tea, Shaved Ice, Lemonade.

Cob, Potatoes, Black Eyed Peas, Tomatoes, Sauteed Onions, Corn Bread (plain or crackling), Tea, Lemonade. ■ Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church — Fish Dinners (Fish, Fries, Slaw, Bread or Hushpuppies), Fish Sandwiches, Nachos and Cheese, French Fries, Cheese Fries, Chili Cheese Fries, Chili Fries, Chicken Strips, Shrimp, Lemonade, Tea, Coke Products, Water. ■ Newnan-Coweta Humane Society — Boiled Peanuts, Roasted Peanuts, Roasted Cashews, Brownies, Cookies, Coke Other Non-Profit Organizations Products, Water, Lemonade. ■ Elim Baptist Church Usher Board — Fried Peach Pie, Fried ■ Optimist Club of Senoia — Deep Fried Oreos, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, Fried Sweet Potato Pie, Cheese Straws, Pecan Tarts, Fried Pickles, Chips, Sweet Tea, Coke Products, Water. Cinnamon Rolls, Peach Tarts, Lemonade, Coke Products. ■ WI- Band Civic Club — Fried Pies (Assorted Fruits), Powers’ member organizations ■ Heard County 4-H — Funnel Cakes. Homemade Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Rice Krispie Treats, Cheese ■ Coweta County 4-H — BBQ Chicken, BBQ Chicken Fillet ■ Mount Carmel United Methodist Church — Corn on the Straws, Brownies, Crab Apples.

Several of the non-profit member organizations of Coweta Festivals Inc. offer food booths at the festival, including the popular barbecue chicken booth of the 4-H Clubs of Coweta County. Working the booth at the 2010 festival are, from left, Kailey Prince, McKenzie Smith, Emily Morgan, back turned Roberta Prince, Kimberly Moore and Lana Jones.

Powers’ Festival starting fifth decade of arts and service What began as the Powers’ Crossroads Country Fair and Art Festival in 1971 and became the grandaddy of arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast, is beginning its fifth decade of service to Coweta County. The festival was organized by local and well-known artist of the day, Tom Powers. The site of the festival was on the beautiful grounds of the Powers Family Plantation. Exhibitors were set up along winding paths under shady trees. The festival was a huge success from its beginning and involved all the communities of Coweta and Heard counties. Tom Powers operated the festival for more than three years with much cooperation and assistance of the local communities and their civic and church

2011 Powers’ Festival Board of Directors and Staff 2011 Officers Karen Jones - President Barbara Wetherington - Vice President Valerie Ward- Secretary Jackie Parker - Treasurer

Honorary Joe Crain Juanita Hieronymus

Members-at-large Mike Barber Debbie Glover Karen Jones Tom Little Mike Mahoney Bill Tomasi Barbara Wetherington Jim Wetherington

4-H Clubs Leigh Massengill Jett Smith

Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce Carole Ann Fields Valerie Ward

Jaycees Heather Bush Kenny Hinesley

Newnan-Coweta Art Association Deborah McNeil R.L. Hughey

Pilot Club Beverly Garner Jackie Parker

Staff Grounds Supervisor - Lanny Hammett Coordinator - Holly Hammonds

organizations. For various reaAll proceeds after expenses sons, health and otherwise, are utilized by the civic groups Stirring up their veggie plates for another year at Powers’ Festival will be members of Mt. Carmel Powers had to give up the oper- for their youth services and United Methodist Church. They will offer a menu of corn on the cob, potatoes, black eyed peas, tomaation of the festival and in the community projects. toes, sauteed onions, corn bread (plain or crackling), tea and lemonade. middle of his last year the festival was under the supervision of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. In 1975 Coweta Festivals Inc., was formed as an umbrella organization of then six nonprofit civic groups: NewnanCoweta Chamber of Commerce, the Newnan-Coweta Art Association, the NewnanCoweta Jaycees, the Pilot Club of Newnan, the NewnanCoweta Chapter of Professional Secretaries International (later changed to International Brand New Association of Administrative Newnan Door Prizes & Refreshments! Professionals) and the 4-H Boys Location! and Girls of Coweta County. The secretaries group is no longer a part of the organization. • Concrete Blocks The non-profit organizations • River Rocks together purchased the festival site a few years later when the • Sand/Gravel land became available. The 86-acre property now • Cement/Mortar belongs to Coweta Festivals Inc., • Grasses/Fertilizer and the annual festival continues to be a success. It has become • Crossties well-known throughout the nation and has been selected • Pine Shavings several times by the Southeast • Driveway Pipes Tourism Society as one of “The Top Twenty Events” for the • Decorative Stones month of September. and Rock Talented artists and craftsmen from across the nation gather each Labor Day weekend to display their work from Saturday • New, Antique & Retro Pieces through Monday. • Unique Collectibles One of the many highlights of the festival is the abundance of expires 9/30/11 • Vintage Furniture delicious country cooking. Around two dozen non-profit 119 Franklin Road • Highway 34 West • Newnan Open Tuesday - Saturday 10-7 booths staffed by volunteers 770-251-1224 • M-F 8-5; Sat 8-Noon prepare tasty fare. 1690 Hwy. 34 East • Newnan PH. 678-423-1551

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4B — The Times-Herald — Friday, September 2, 2011

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2011 Powers’ Festival Exhibitors, special exhibits and demonstrations Powers’ Festival celebrates 40-plus years this Labor Day weekend at the site in western Coweta County. Powers’ Crossroads Country Fair and Art Festival was formed in 1971 by local and well-known artist, Tom Powers. Powers’ Festival celebrated its 40th year by inviting back artists from the past and inviting new artists to showcase the finest in juried arts and crafts. Tradition will continue this Labor Day weekend as non-prof it umbrella group Coweta Festivals Inc. welcomes more than 130 artists from all over the United States exhibiting and selling their creative work in this juried event — making this a unique outdoor market, in a beautiful country setting. There will be a number of other non-profit and service booths. The site of the festival is on the beautiful grounds of the original Powers family plantation and exhibitors are set up along winding paths under shady trees. One of the many highlights of the festival is the abundance of delicious country cooking. Non-prof it booths from Coweta and Heard county church and civic groups — staffed by volunteers — prepare the tasty fare. Favorites include pork and chicken barbecue (prepared on location during the festival), Southernstyle vegetable plates, sausage and biscuits, hamburgers, hot dogs, fried fruit pies, funnel cakes, and more. Country, gospel, folk and contemporary music will be featured at the main stage entertainment area. This year, there will be two stage areas located in sections of the festival grounds in addition to the main Summer House stage and field. Highlights include demonstrations of plantation skills such as blacksmithing, spinning yarn, and the Powers’ grist mill. Exhibitor categories include: drawing/graphic art, fiber, folk crafts, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, photography, pottery, mixed media, organic media, needlecrafts, sculpture, wearable fiber, and wood. In all the 2011 Powers’ Festival will have more than 187 locations to visit, including 34 food locations, 136 fine arts and crafts locations, 16 special exhibits, 14 service locations and seven special demonstrations. Many of the exhibitors will be demonstrating their skills on-site. A brochure map will be available at the festival. Several “Choice Awards” will be presented to the Fine Arts and Craft exhibitors. These artists will be presented with a 2011 etched award and a ribbon to be displayed in their booth during the festival. A cash award will be presented this year for Best of Show - Fine Arts and Best of Show - Crafts. This year’s exhibtors include:

DRAWING/GRAPHIC ART Rocky Ball Stan Bruns

FLORAL Jasumati Patel Traci Thompson

FIBER Claudia Calle Nancy Clarke Sundaram Curtis Jan Hunnicutt Jennifer Ingram Karen Logan Lucy Moore Zantosha Randolph Xee Lang

JEWELRY Kathy Bowdoin Deborah Brogi Larry Brown Becky Byrd Mary Cole Christine Cook Linda Ingle/Jean Stephens Rhee Korff Jody Landrum James Ledbetter Hugh/Mary MacKellar Shirley Malone Michael McLaughlin Pamela Player Nandi Sobti Nancy Walsh Robert Wilson

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Wally & Lynn Batchelor Tina Clark Pamela K. Giles Gene & Sheila Hall John Makin Kathy Senft Sherry Sexton

SCULPTURE Donna Deneen Danna Roth Laura Strads

WEARABLE ART LEATHER Norris Crawford

METAL Gerry & JoAnna Hrycuna Jeffrey Jobe Ann Peleose Tom Shumaker Clay Tinney

MIXED MEDIA Diane Atkinson William Burch Jerry & Joyce Ferguson Brandy Goldberg Joe Hall Caryl Lynne Honea Karen Jones Bill & Pam Mayer Marie Myles Pete & Evelyn Richards Harry Tallman

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Nancy Bruns Carlos and Luis Iglesias Kelly Moon

WEARABLE FIBER Joyce Bettis LaToya Brewer Francine Day Shirley Haire-Tate Kacie Hoostal Sandy Hunt Leng Konn Melanie Yearwood

Artists and craftsmen spread their goods among the tree-lined paths of the historic Powers’ Plantation at the Labor Day weekend Powers’ Festival in west Coweta off Highway 34.

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WOOD Cissy Berner Don Capellani Daryl Freed Mike Herring Bill Kincaid Penn Lester Hans Meier Jolly Nichols Gary Porter Rhonda & Steve Walker Bill and Faye Wallis

Blacksmith Shop - Douglas Hardy Broom Maker - Cornelius Herndon Broom Maker - Ralph and Dan Donaldson Chair Caning - Richard Hall Grist Mill - George and Celia Holland Spinning & Weaving - Jan Witt

Blown glass artist Pam Snellgrove is a veteran exhibitor at Powers’ Festival.

Joyce Stephens Moore Barbara Wetherington

ORGANIC MEDIA Deborah Coleman David Dyer Sandy Hurlbutt Florence Moses Nancy Raper Penny Shelton

PAINTING Bob Davis Margalena LePore Jeannie Pearce Glen Thompson

PHOTOGRAPHY Fred Draper Robert Frankenfield J. Grayson Gash Ralph White

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Friday, September 2, 2011 — The Times-Herald — 5B

POWERS’

See hands-on demonstrations by Powers’ fine arts and crafts exhibitors There will be more than 42 fine arts and crafts exhibitors demonstrating their talents onsite at the 41st annual Powers’ Festival Sept. 3-5 in western Coweta County. Among them will be Roger Clark, from Marietta, Ga. and of “In The Potters Hand.� He will be showing the techniques of hand-thrown pottery from clay on a potter’s wheel. “Presentation of my vessels is a never ending challenge,� Clark says. “I use only high quality materials. The clays I use consist of porcelain and white stoneware. Brownstone clay is often the foundation of

my graffito. All are cone six fired clays (2165 degrees Fahrenheit). All pieces are a unique piece of art — one of a kind and signed.� Silversmith and jewelry designer Jeffrey Jobe of The Barking Dog Jewelry and Design will be coming to the 2011 Powers’ Festival from Thomasville, North Carolina. Jobe received one of the Powers’ Festival’s 2010 “Choice Awards.� “As a specialist in hand forged and braided metal, I use a mixture of traditional silversmith, blacksmith and goldsmith techniques and equip-

ment to create historical wearable works of art,� says Jobe. “I am a native of North Carolina, trained in historical archaeology, with a subspecialty in metals. I am a trained jeweler and a self-taught traditional silversmith.� “I do all the work by hand, one piece at a time, from initial design to final polishing — no mass production,� Jobe says. “From time to time I teach this work to apprentices who also help me at art and craft shows while I demonstrate my techniques.� Demonstrating illustration artist Stan Bruns will be com-

ing to Powers’ from Lexington, South Carolina. Bruns spent years on the corporate ladder (or more correctly, in the corporate shark tank, he says) before tiring of the mundane business world whereupon he made the leap into art in 1986. There he has pursued his lifelong passion, fantasy and science fiction. Bruns has become a prominent and well-known figure in this genre, particularly in his native South. His work has won many awards and received much recognition, including major awards in national and international competitions.

Marietta, Ga., craftsman Roger Clark of “In The Potters Hand� will be showing the techniques of hand-thrown pottery from clay on a potter’s wheel at the 41st annual Powers’ Festival Sept. 3-5.

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Don’t Miss it! Something for Everyone and Every Room! $3.00 Admission • Good All Weekend/Children Free Silversmith and jewelry designer Jeffrey Jobe of The Barking Dog Demonstrating illustration artist Stan Bruns will be coming to Jewelry and Design from Thomasville, North Carolina, will be Powers’ Festival 2011 from Lexington, S.C. He spent years on the corporate ladder before making the leap into art in 1986. demonstrating his skills at the 2011 Powers’ Festival.

Nearly 200 exhibitors for Powers’ 2011 FESTIVAL Continued from page 1B and crafters,� she said. “Because our artists have ‘talked us up’ in regard to our return to fine art, we have many new young artists and crafters with exceptional work this year,� she said. In accepting applications, the applications committee set a maximum number of exhibitors for certain arts and crafts categories. “In order to make sure that each and every artist is different and unique, we have had to turn down many of our applications this year,� Wetherington said. “We believe our visitors to the festival will be very

pleased.� Some newer artists who are returning are glass designers Mike and Lynn Skeen, Ron Free who makes “face mugs,� and the ever-popular wood artists Bill and Faye Wallis. “We have broom makers again, basket and chair caners, a blacksmith and even weavers. The list this year seems endless,� Wetherington said. Regular admission to the festival is $7; children 6 and under are admitted free. Pre-sale tickets for $5 can be bought through Friday at the Coweta Visitors Center in the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan, the NewnanCoweta Chamber of Commerce on Bullsboro Drive at Farmer Street, and Scott’s Bookstore downtown.

You can also get a $5 ticket at the gate if you bring a commemorative Powers’ Festival fan. Fans are available at the chamber, the visitors center, and Arnall Grocery downtown, while supplies last. All proceeds from the festival go to support the five local member organizations of Coweta Festivals: the NewnanCoweta Art Association, the Coweta County 4-H, the Pilot Club, the Jaycees, and the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. The art association will also be raising funds through sales at the Tin Lizzie. Members can bring in small works of art, and gently used art supplies, to sell for the fundraiser. The festival is located on the shady grounds of the Powers’

Plantation. Parking is at 4766 Hwy. 34 West, near the Coweta/Heard county line. For more information, visit www.powersfestival.org or call 770-253-2011.

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6B — The Times-Herald — Friday, September 2, 2011

POWERS’

Al Lewis brings transportation from a bygone era to 41st annual Powers’ Festival Al Lewis has a hobby that will carry you back in time. He can also use it to carry you forward or wherever else you want to go. His hobby is horse-drawn carriages, the mode of transportation predating the most classic cars. Lewis brings several from his large collection to Powers’ Festival each year as a labor of love for the enjoyment of festival visitors. Lewis likens his interest to that of individuals who like cars. “These carriages were the transportation before 1910. In fact, Henry Ford got his idea from the carriage. The first automobiles were simply carriages with gas-powered motors attached. At the beginning, pro-

visions were made on the vehicles to hook up the horses if the gas motor didn’t work,” explains Lewis. In his collection of 40 or 50 carriages, Lewis has many styles. “Since they are just like cars, there were different types of carriages. Some are more elaborate than others.” Some of the carriages, Lewis built himself. For parts, he travels to Amish Country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where carriages are still used by the Amish as their main form of transportation. Lewis’ carriages are all meant to be pulled by one or two horses, but he knows people whose carriages require four to six horses.

As for the horses, Lewis said pulling a carriage is a more natural state for a horse than being ridden, although training them to pull is a long, slow process and the horses’ temperament must be suited to pulling. Lewis says he can “tell you more about carriages than you ever wanted to know” and he’s happy to do it. To meet Lewis and see his carriages, come celebrate the 41st year of Powers’ Festival to experience a step back in time. The Labor Day weekend festival with its food, arts and crafts and weekend-long entertainment runs Sept. 3-5 at the historic Powers’ plantation grounds west of Newnan off Highway 34.

Powers’ Festival visitors view some of the wagons brought by collector Al Lewis at the 2010 festival.

Special demonstrations show historic crafts, occupations Some special demonstrations at the 2011 Powers’ Festival will show crafts and skills that were among the necessities of life up into the late 1800s and early 1900s especially for those living in rural farm settings of the area. The grist mill was an integral part of life for communities, providing flour and corn meal for daily cooking needs. Powers’ Festival has had an operating grist mill demonstration delighting visitors for four

decades. Manning the Powers’ grist mill building for 2011 will be George and Cecilia Holland. Blacksmiths formed goods ranging from the shoes for horses and mules to tools for cooking and farming. Today these craftsman often use their skills to create hangers for plants and bird feeders or tools for the fireplace. Manning the blacksmith shop at the Labor Day weekend Powers’ Festival will be

Douglas Hardy. Among other demonstrators of goods will be broom makers Cornelius Herndon in one artists section and Ralph and Dan Donaldson in another section. Showing chair caning at a special demonstration booth will be Richard Hall. Spinning and weaving various forms of wool from its raw state into useful items will be Jan Witt.

Al Lewis shows his prized “Gypsy Wagon,” part of his extensive collection of wagons and buggies. He brings a selection each year to the Powers’ Festival to show how people got around before the advent of motorized vehicles.

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