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Quaker Day Saturday in Richmond

FESTIVAL TIME — The Richmond Community Historical Society is sponsoring its annual Quaker Day festivities, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Crew House Museum located at 34 W. Main St., Richmond, and the area around it. The annual fundraiser will feature food, vendors, entertainment, displays and an opportunity to browse through the museum. Among those involved are, seated, from left, Becky Swickard, treasurer; Sandy Judy, secretary; and Phil Judy, president; and standing, Laurel Kemp, new member; Don Swickard, vice president; and members Bart Meade, Bobbie Moffat and Eugene Brown. -- Janice Kiaski

RICHMOND — Saturday brings to Richmond a longtime tradition sponsored by the Richmond Community Historical Society.

Quaker Day festivities will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Crew House Museum located at 34 W. Main St., Richmond, and the area around it.

The annual attraction, the historical society’s key fundraiser, will include kettle-cooked vegetable soup, tastes of homemade cobblers, McConnell’s pumpkins, apples and cider, entertainment by Steve and Paul and Adam Kiaski, an antique tractor display, Grafton’s honey, a bake sale hosted by the women of the Richmond United Presbyterian Church and mums from Woodland Trails. The Richmond Lions Club will be selling food.

The historical society’s soup is available by the bowl for a donation and also by the quart.

The Crew House Museum will be open to visitors and includes a variety of memorabilia about the village along with an extensive display of school items from Jefferson Union High School in the upstairs JU memorabilia area. The city building across the street from the museum will welcome visitors to browse an extensive collection of village photographs that come from the collection of the late Don Thompson.

The historical society will have a variety of items for sale, including “In Richmond We Remember” T-shirts; Richmond history books; Crew House note cards; Christmas ornaments, “Richmond” pottery, including mugs and salt crocks and JUHS nutcracker ornaments.

For information, contact Phil Judy, historical society president, at (740) 765-4534.

At the historical society’s Sept. 17 meeting led by Judy, members finalized plans for Quaker Day, which helps raise funds to maintain the museum.

The historical society will be holding its annual Halloween dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Glenn Mills Community Senior Center, 7576 state Route 152 South, Richmond. Music will be provided by Neon Knights. Attendees are welcome to dress in Halloween costumes if they so desire. Awards will be presented. There will be refreshments available for purchase.

The historical society’s next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8. Anyone interested is welcome to attend or join.

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