The first Monday of every month finds a group of women doing handiwork around a large table at the Washington County Historic Courthouse.
They are the Courthouse Quilters who have long supported the Historic Courthouse with their quilts and other textile art, along with numerous volunteer hours at special events and on committees.
The latest donated quilt will be raffled during the Victorian Christmas at the Historic Courthouse event starting Friday evening, Nov. 16. The raffle drawing will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Tickets will be $1 each. The winner does not need to be present for the drawing.
You will also be able to find the Courthouse Quilters at their main floor booth at the event, selling a wide variety of goods from baby blankets to wall hangings and quilts. (Don’t be surprised to see a few knitted, crocheted or embroidered items available, too.)
The event is at the beautifully-decorated Historic Courthouse and features costumed vendors of fine crafts and art, live music, a Tea Room, a holiday exhibit, Santa, tours of the old county jail, and more.
The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; admission is $3.
The Friday Preview Event is 6:30-9 p.m. and the admission of $25 in advance and $30 at the door includes champagne, Lift Bridge Beer, sparkling cider, appetizers and desserts.