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Crafters Day debuts ALF weekend festivities

Clarion, Pa.- Thousands of Clarion residents and crafters from local and distant towns crowded into streets of uptown Clarion to participate in the 61st annual Autumn Leaf Festival Farmer’s and Crafter’s Day. Many people fought for elbow room through the crowded six-block Crafter’s Day event. On Friday of the ALF Festival, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., jewelers, wood workers, interior designers and candy-makers alike proudly display and sell their handmade products to the Clarion Community. From jewelry made out of spoons to hand-painted and carved welcoming signs, the Autumn Leaf Crafter’s Day was a day that had many on the streets looking for hidden, hand-made treasures. Over 30 white tents and 300 crafters filled Main Street, each tent displaying a unique product of its own. Drawing almost 200,000 people to its stands each festival, there wasn’t a chance that a local wanderer would not find an item of interest. One of the most popular vendors were those who sold handmade primitives, like Tracy Milliron. Traveling from Oakridge, Pa. to sell her crafts, Milliron is a self-employed decorative designer, specializing in handmade primitives. Her business, Down Right Primitives, showcases items including repurposing old doors and windows to wooden stools to hold dog dishes
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Tournament of Leaves parade concludes ALF

Clarion, Pa.- The 61st annual Autumn Leaf Festival, organized by the Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry, was highlighted by Clarion Hospital’s “Tournament of Leaves Parade” on Saturday, Sept. 27. Thousands of students and community members both watched and participated in the Main Street spectacle. Student participant and member of the university’s dance team, Lorenzo Ballenteros said, “It’s good to see all the faces, people [of the community] and students come together.” The parade, hosted from noon to 2 p.m. on Main Street, occurred on the eighth of the nine day festival and rounded out the event’s festivities.  This included
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Autumn Leaf Festival art show announces winning works

The Clarion County Arts Council opened its 56th annual ALF art show with an awards ceremony on Sept. 20. Artists and art supporters came to see the artworks made by Clarion high school and university students, along with members of the community. The committee responsible for putting the show together included Cathie Joslyn, Olivia Woodruff, Jeannine Snyder, John Crain, Autumn Wertz, Dave Senter, Kaersten Colvin-Woodruff and Kelly Ryan. Clarion University student Snyder was a prominent figure in organizing the show. Along with gaining experience as an art student, Snyder has been participating in the show since she was in high
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Autumn Leaf Festival art show displays student, community works

The Clarion County Arts Council will present its annual ALF art show Sept. 20 – 28 at the Main Street Center. The work of both community members and students will be featured in the show. “Especially this year, we have a lot more students,” said Jeannine Snyder, a senior fine arts major here at Clarion University who is helping to plan this year’s show. Snyder is planning the show alongside Kaerston Woodruff, a professor of 3-D design and sculpture at Clarion University; Kathy Joslyn, a former Clarion University professor; and current student Autumn Wertz. Planning for the show began in
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