Focus: Harvest Time In The Hills – October 19 and 20, 2019

The 16th Annual Harvest Time In The Hills is scheduled for October 19 and 20 at the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School In Tennerton.  Over the years, it has involved many crafters, special events, music, children’s activities, silent auctions, car shows, veterans and much more.  This year, Harvest Time In the Hills offers the opportunity for crafters to participate, children to visit the Haunted House, folks to have their lunch prepared by the Tennerton Lions Club, many special baskets and gifts donated for a silent auction and door prizes from the crafters, which will be given away on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m.  

If you wish to participate as a crafter, contact Sheila Becker at 304-871-0190.  Sheila will send you an application which needs to be filled out and returned.  The cost for a 10x10 reservation spot is $30 for the two days.  You will need to bring your own table and chair, plus an item for a door prize.  There are a few spots still available.  Call Harvest Time and Arts and Crafts chairperson Sheila Becker soon to see if open spots to showcase your items for sale are still available. Crafters and artisans will set up on Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

Special baskets will be made up for the silent auction and donation gifts from local businesses will be on a table for the silent auction bids.  Special items and baskets for bid on Saturday will be final on Saturday.  Items and baskets for bid on Sunday will be final on Sunday.  If you are looking for special gift baskets for Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas and Winter, come check out Harvest Time In the Hills.  You might find something that you would like to use for a Christmas gift as well.  The bids will be closed at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Highest bid will get the basket or item up for bid. 

The Tennerton Lions Club and the Tennerton Community Council sponsor this event to showcase Tennerton, and to provide support for various organizations that provide special needs for our community.  Both organizations work together to make a difference in the community of Tennerton and Upshur County.  Last year, donations were made to the Parish House, the Christmas Store, the Band of Brothers, The Salvation Army, Friends of the Library and the Backpack Program in the Tennerton Area.  When you shop at Harvest Time In The Hills, you find special gifts for family and some items you want for yourself.  The vendors make some dollars to make more things for next year.  The Silent Auction provides money for our agencies who help others, and the Tennerton Lions Club collects dollars from their Concession Stand to help fund their projects.  Everyone wins.  

This year we are pleased to announce the special appearance of the Upshur County Youth Symphony.  This outstanding group will be in concert on Sunday, October 20 from 1-2 p.m. on the stage inside the gym of B-UMS.  This concert is free to those who wish to attend.  

We invite everyone to come to Harvest Time In The Hills beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. Noon on Sunday.  Admission is free.  You and your family are encouraged to come, pick up a ticket as you enter, which will be for door prizes furnished by the crafters and artisans.  There will be tables on the right as you enter where you can make a bid on various items donated by our businesses and baskets made up for Harvest Time, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Snowmen for winter and a basket celebrating America.  We will also have two kitty-cat baskets to bid on.  There will be a special Thanksgiving Basket that will be given away on Sunday to the winner who purchases a $1 ticket. Tickets will be sold on Saturday and Sunday for this special basket. 

Jane Gibson will present a special cake with a surprise inside.  Tickets will be $1 and the person who guesses the surprise in the cake will win the cake.  I have been told the cake is really special and everyone will like to guess what is inside this cake.

Kids love Halloween and your children are invited to come to our Spook House on the stage to the left for games, surprises and goodies.  The Spook House will be open on Saturday and Sunday.

The Tennerton Lions Club will be selling special foods for lunch, drinks, doughnuts and desserts.  Everyone loves hot dogs, chips, baked beans, nachos and cheese, and various sodas and coffee.  These items will be on sale in the concession stand to the right of the entry way to the gym. The concessions stand will be open on Saturday and Sunday. There will be something for everyone.  Oh yes, vegetable soup will be on the menu.  The soup was a hit last year.

The Tennerton Lions Club and Tennerton Community Council members are pleased to once again bring this event to Tennerton and hope to see you and your family attend.  Come visit Harvest Time In The Hills and then drive up to the Tractor Supply where you can visit a car show.  We wish to thank the Tennerton Lions club, all of the crafters, artisans, businesses, volunteers and visitors who support this yearly event.  We hope to see you and your family on October 19 and 20 for the 16th   Annual Harvest Time In The Hills at the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School.  Shop for special arts and crafts, take a chance on the guest cake, make a bid at the front table with many wonderful gifts, and maybe win a door prize item from the crafters with your entry ticket. Bring your children for a visit to the Haunted House on Saturday and Sunday and from 1-2 p.m. and on Sunday, listen to the Upshur County Youth Orchestra.  Don’t forget to visit our Lions Club Concession stand for lunch and snacks. Admission to H.T.I.T.H. is free for all ages.

I leave you with this thought for the day – Each of us has a purpose in this world and each of us can be creative with our gifts and talents.  With creation comes faith, excitement, goals, originality, interest, commitment, a plan of action and the willingness to lead in the production of your creation.  The most successful creations are completed with teamwork.  A leader will find the most talented and committed folks to be a part of the creative team.  When the creation is successful, it is the whole team that makes the creation successful.   Thanks to all.



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