Archive for Thursday, October 16, 2008

Maple Leaf Festival briefs

October 16, 2008

Maple Leaf Quilt

Show is on again

This will be the 37th year for the Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show, which makes it the oldest quilt show in the state.

It will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center, 700 Chapel Street.

At 8 a.m. Sunday, there will be a featured speaker regarding quilts at the music room at Baker University. Helen Ericson is the speaker and helped Enola Gish establish the Maple Leaf show in its first year. Ericson also has participated in 13 of the shows over the years.

For more information, go to Web sites at and

Kids Zone returns

to library area

The Kids Zone is the usual hot spot for children during the Maple Leaf Festival. It’s located in front of the Baldwin City Public Library on Seventh Street, between High and Indiana streets.

This year’s Kids Zone will feature the usual assortment of activities. Those include a petting zoo, inflatable slide, pony rides, free crafts and Identikid fingerprinting. There will also be storytelling sessions by Rosie Cutrer, performances by the Lawrence taekwondo group and a Mad Science (educational demonstration) station.

There will be a performance or station beginning each hour of both days. On Saturday, they will begin at noon and the last one will start at 4 p.m. On Sunday, they will start at 11 a.m. and the last one will begin at 4 p.m.

5K run, Volkswalk

offered at festival

Maple Leaf Festival participants that want to run or walk have a pair of events to choose from.

There will be a 5K run at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Baldwin City Municipal Golf Course near the Midland Railway. For more information call (785)594-2475.

On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. a Volkswalk will start at Baldwin High School. Call (785)594-3670 for more information.


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