GRAFTON—Chilly as it was, this November’s First Friday was a very enjoyable evening for those that attended.
Gallery 62 West was busy the whole evening with a little something for everyone. For the little ones, Athena McMillen, from Taylor County Family Resources, was there to help them along while they made colorful hand turkeys to take home with them.
Frederick J. Ripley, was in the gallery answering questions and mingling with guests as his very popular railroad photography show came to an end.
Later that evening, the Words Worth Writing Group, gave their first performance and it was very well attended and received.
“A very special thank yo to everyone who read last night at the inaugural presentation of Words Worth Writing during First Friday at Gallery 62 West. It went better than I could have imagined. Great audience and they seemed very engaged. If you’re part of the group and weren’t able to make it, I’m sure we’ll do it again and you can join in,” said Rebecca Hunn of the Words Worth Writing Group.
Down at Somethin’ Country, Mary and Sparky were selling away as many folks left with big bags full of purchases. Somethin’ Country has some gorgeous holiday decor and gifts at great prices for all those out doing some holiday shopping or just looking to treat themselves.
Espresso Yourself wasn’t only busy with serving up some delicious hot drinks and yummy pastries, they were also the sight of the annual chili cook off.
Leer Mine sponsored the cook off and are donating all proceeds to All Aboard Grafton. There were five chilies entered that ranged in heat from sweet mild to hot. Contestants served their chili with whatever toppings they liked including cheese, tortilla chips and sour cream. Each voter was give five beans with which to vote by dropping it into the contestants jar.
At the end of the evening Robert Weaver won first place, Patricia Allison won second and Tom Hart third.
It was also the first night of the Makers Market in Arts and Treasures, vendors were selling paintings, tie-dyes and books. If you are interested in selling your homemade goods and or art please stop down and see Tom and Donna at Espresso Yourself Coffee House.
Down at Community Action they had a huge spread of food to bring people in to learn about all their veterans support programming that they offer.
All in all, it was another successful First Friday despite the cold temperatures. December’s First Friday will be held on December 6, in historic downtown Grafton.