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Past Weekend’s Fall Festival Marks Retirement of Loom House Curator

Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 6:23 am
Author: KCII News - Nathan Swenson

Those at last weekend’s Fall Festival in Kalona may have heard a few good stories from Emily Roberts. This year’s event at the Historical Village had everything you’d expect from a Fall Festival, food, antiques, crafts, old world demonstrations, but it also marked the retirement of the loom house curator, Emily Roberts.

Roberts shares she’s been using a spinning wheel since she was in high school and it’s been a hobby of hers since.

While this was her last year as the curator, she says she’ll continue to attend the festival and may even show off her yarn spinning if she gets the chance.

Chainsaw carvings and auction followed by a talent contest were part of the events on Saturday.  Here are the results:

Chainsaw –
Eagle w/flag – $70
Wine Bottle – $155
Hawkeye Football – $55
Gnome – $70
Wolf – $100
Fireman Symbol – $90
Man & The Moon – $180
Flying Eagle – $360

Talent show winners:
Adult Division
1st – Bill Gatchel
2nd – Julia Humphreys, Rosemary Harris, Martha Peterson
3rd – Alvin Geigley

Age 13-19
1st – Jamie TeBockhorst
2nd – Shari Temple & Holly Vittetoe
3rd – Makenna Burdock

Age 12 and under
1st – Olivia Quinby
2nd – Kyra Helmuth
3rd – Meredith Roth