FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Area Historical Society will be selling seven original paintings by local artists during the 38th Annual Sweet Corn Festival slated for Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18.
The paintings cost $150 each. The paintings were intended to be displayed for the FAHS’s Fourth of July float during the annual parade. However, society officials said the wagon that was to be used for the float was damaged, leaving the FAHS unable to participate this year.
If the paintings are not purchased during the event, the FAHS will be raffling the paintings off during one of its upcoming events. Raffle tickets can be purchased during one of its upcoming programs. The winning tickets will be drawn at the end of the last program of the year, slated for Sunday, Dec. 8. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 for one ticket, $5 for six tickets and $20 for 80 tickets. Individuals do not need to be present to win. However, the FAHS will need their contact information.
The paintings were created by artists Bob Coats, Terri Lynn Perkins, Ann Armstrong- Ingoldsby, Carolyn Hollon, Barbara Arnold, Evvie Moore and Clarice Moore, respectively.
The FAHS will be hosting five programs through April, 2020, including presentations highlighting The Little Miami Watershed, Wright State University, history of some Old Osborn homes and more.
Programs are slated for:
– 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Fairborn Senior Center, 325 N. Third St.: The 50th Anniversary of the Little Miami Watershed, presented by Hope Taft;
– 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Fairborn Senior Center: History of Wright State University, presented by Christ Wydman;
– 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Fairborn Senior Center: A holiday performance of music and story, presented by Chris Moore. The drawing will take place during this program;
– 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at the Fairborn Senior Center: History of some Old Osborn homes, presented by multiple home owners;
– 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the Fairborn Senior Center: Miami Valley Military History Museum, presented by Mark Conrad.
Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.