There has certainly been some fickle weather in Middle Tennessee this year — spring one day and winter the next. But there is one thing you can count on in Moore County — when Spring in the Hollow comes around, spring has sprung.
On Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Historic Lynchburg Square will be filled with plants, food, crafts, music, fancy umbrellas and vintage quilts.
Good news for fans of the Masons’ Breakfasts. They are cooking again for this event from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Masonic Lodg
e on Main St. across from the Farmers Bank drive-thru. This delicious breakfast is a bargain at $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Moon Pie Store.
From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., the IBIS Building, across the street from the Iron Kettle, will be the site of the third annual Moore County Quilt Show, organized and monitored by the Moore County fce clubs. This amazing display is growing in popularity and is becoming a reason many people attend Spring in the Hollow.
Last year, about 290 visitors from seven states and two foreign countries came to admire these beautiful heirlooms. Eighty-seven vintage quilts and quilted items were on display and more are expected this year. Several quilts are documented as being made in the 1800s. There will also be a quilt-making demonstration, antique sewing machines, quilting supplies and quilt-patterned stained glass.
For a small admission to this museum quality display, visitors will also receive a map of stores on the Square that are displaying quilts and a map of Quilt Trail sites in Moore County. For the protection of these fragile works of art, Nina’s has furnished white gloves for visitors to wear and no food or drink will be allowed in the show.
Anyone wishing to display a quilt may bring it to the IBIS Building on Friday, April 26, between noon and 3 p.m. or Saturday morning before 9 a.m. To arrange to have a quilt picked up, call Dianna Milner at (931) 759-6828.
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the gazebo will be the location for musical entertainment. For $1, anyone will be able to “Smooch a Pooch” and benefit several area humane shelters.
What Southern Belle doesn’t love a pretty parasol (umbrella)? Bring your best-decorated creation at 11 a.m. to the area between Cow Patties and the Lynchburg Drugstore. This event was created on the theory: if you bring your umbrella it will not rain. It has proven true for the past two years. Prizes will be awarded in each of three categories — adult, child or animal.
As always at Spring in the Hollow, there will be the much-anticipated plant, garden and craft vendors all around the Square. Craft and plant vendors should call Candy Richard at (931) 433-8461 after 6 p.m. to reserve a spot.
A Plant and Garden Auction will be held in front of the Lynchburg Drugstore at noon. Featured at this year’s auction will be unique birdhouses, many of them locally decorated. Bridge View Stained Glass of St. Louis is donating a large quilt patterned stained glass for auction. The auction was a big success last year, so come early to get a number and bring a chair.
Spring in the Hollow is sponsored by the Moore County Chamber of Commerce. The event supports local businesses and non-profit organizations and raises money for student scholarships and other activities. For more information, a vendor application and directions to Lynchburg, go online to <www.lynchburgtn.com>.
—By JUNE PUGH, MCN Contributor