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Library Celebrates Holiday With Wassail

Enjoy event as part of Dreaming of a White Salmon

The Friends of the White Salmon Valley Community Library invite the community to the 34th Annual Holiday Wassail open house to be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the library.

This long-time community event will be joining forces this year with "I'm Dreaming of a White Salmon." Join others at the library any time throughout the afternoon for a variety of music, art, demonstrations by artisans, along with kids' crafts and activities.

The Friends of the Library will be offering a delicious array of sweet and savory refreshments along with their traditional hot Wassail punch to help launch your seasonal celebrations.

Artisans for this year's event include: Northwest Regional Spinning Association fiber artists demonstrating spinning, knitting and other fiber techniques; Marsha Holliston creating appliqued felt purses and sachets; and Stone Posie handcrafted jewelry by Heather Blem.

Children are invited to enjoy a hands-on experience with a variety of holiday crafts, activities and fun throughout the afternoon.

The Sprint/Baker Gallery show will feature local artist, Barbara Murphy and students from "Masterpieces School of Art" in White Salmon showing Impressions: Views of Nature in Acrylic & Pastels, an exhibit of works exploring their creative side in a variety of mediums.

The music lineup will kick off with the Old Time Fiddlers, Washington District #14 at 1:30 p.m. with Roger & Diane Gadway, Thelma Howard, Andre Lamoreaux, Diane Allen, Emily Krager, John Shultz and others.

It Takes Four harmony quartet will sing at 2:30 p.m. with: Kay Prat, lead; Nola Hardman, tenor; Rhonda Smith, base; and Dotty Nelson, baritone.

The Columbia High School flute quartet with Jen Jensen, Sarah Hawkins, Lindsey Conn and Alex Susser will perform at 3:00 p.m. The festive music finale of the afternoon will feature Diane Allen on piano and Andre Lamoreaux leading a holiday sing-along with a variety of seasonal standards.

Top off the day's festivities with the community tree-lighting downtown at 5 p.m.

For further information call the library, 493-1132.

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