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Twinsburg Historical Society ready for great times at Olde Thyme Fayre

Celebration is Sept. 10-11 at Twinsburg Historical Society Museum and Barn, 8996 Darrow Road

by Andrew Schunk | Editor Published: September 7, 2016 12:00 AM
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Twinsburg -- There will be something for everyone at the Olde Thyme Fayre Sept. 10 and 11, the popular early fall celebration at the Twinsburg Historical Society Museum and Barn that takes visitors back in time.

According to historical society members, "the Twinsburg of 100 years ago" will come alive at the fair, a celebration of specialty breads and sack races, of tin shops (old hardware stores) and homemade quilts -- and perhaps most importantly, of homemade food and baked goods.

And there will be new items at this "old" event, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 and from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 11.

Twins Betsy and Susan Diersing, Twinsburg residents and professional bakery chefs, will offer their speciality breads filled with cheese, peppers and pepperoni; and sweet treats such as cookies and brownies.

Their sought-after delights food will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10, or until they sell out. Profits from the Diersings' sales will benefit the Twinsburg Historical Society, Twinsburg artists and entrepreneurs.

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"They have offered to be our bakery this year," said Audrey Kancler, a member of the historical society and one of the tireless organizers of the fair each year. "And we know they make great things."

Angela Dobbins-Rivera of "Escentially Inspired," on Broadway Avenue in Oakwood, will offer artisan soaps, candles and skin care products for sale from noon until 5 p.m. both days.

Cynthia Schamber will offer a variety of jewelry from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 and from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 11. Joining Schamber will be her mother, Lotus, with paintings and craft items.

Besides the Diersings, others will also show off their culinary skills with homegrown produce, homemade jellies and canned goods, which will be judged by members of the Twinsburg Garden Club. Flower arrangements will also be judged.

Items for judging can be brought in from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9; and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10.

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Handcrafted items are also welcome. Bring anything sewn, quilted, knitted, crocheted, woven, painted, or carved to the museum and barn from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9.

The baking contest on Sept. 11 will be all about cinnamon rolls, which must be made from scratch. There will be separate categories for adults and children (12 years and younger). Entries may be dropped off at the barn between noon and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11.

In addition, the society has helped design a 2017 calendar celebrating the Bicentennial.

The book, "Explore Twinsburg: A Photographic Essay of Twinsburg," will be available at the fair for $32 a copy. Some of the proceeds will benefit the historical society, and some will benefit the Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce, which also assisted with the book.

For more information visit www.twinsburghistoricalsociety.org or call 330-487-5565.

Email: aschunk@recordpub.com

Phone: 330-541-9424

Twitter: @twinsburgohio

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