Friday, March 30, 2012

Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce Community Showcase

On Saturday, March 24, Nancy and I drove up to Cold Spring for their annual Chamber of Commerce Community Showcase, an event held in the high school gym and commons area and featuring many booths representing the services of the local businesses.
 Last year, Roberta Nathe, who is Secretary-Treasurer of the Cold Spring Area Historical Society, invited me to do a Farm Heritage Program for their History series on November 16, 2011. Rita Hennen, Showcase Coordinator, saw the program and thought my books would be a good fit for the spring showcase so she invited me to do a couple short seminars and offered us a booth to sell our books.
Volunteers serving breakfast as we walked in the door of the high school at about 7:30 AM on Saturday.

Our booth at the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce Showcase.

Nancy and I enjoyed talking to farmers of all ages and genders, but especially fun was the time we spent swapping stories about growing up on the farm with the two sisters pictured below. 
Sisters Lisa, left, and Cindy, right, attending their booth for Jennings Distinct Images, which focuses on Lifestyle photography and is owned by Cindy.
Cindy Goerger photographing a customer.
Standing in front of the Cold Spring Area Historical Society's booth are Tony Nathe (left), his wife Roberta Nathe, their daughter Meridith and son-in-law Jay Borst. Meridith is holding their eight-month-old daughter Aurora, who is now the proud owner of A Farm Country Halloween.
Me doing my seminar on Farm Heritage.

Pictured above is Matthew Willenbring, who owns and operates a farm that offers the opportunity to "Adopt a Hen,"which is a program  that assures participants of a dependable source of farm-fresh eggs "from chickens raised with care and compassion for the conscientious-minded consumer." His brochure details his feeding program and the benefits, and advertises that answers to questions are just a phone call away. 320-250-1624. Obviously, distance may be an issue, but if you live close to Cold Spring, you may want to check it out.

Nancy and I thank all the folks who stopped to visit and buy books.We especially thank Rita Hennen, who organized the event and invited us to participate.

Photographs by Nancy A. Fredrickson

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