So much more than a fair

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In addition to the money raised by the association itself, the fair has been an opportunity for civic groups to raise operating funds?such as ?Sausage on a Stick? by the Friends of the Hillsboro Museums.

Over the 40-plus years of its existence, he Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Association has made a huge impact on the community of Hillsboro and the surrounding area. Through the years it has reinvested well over $153,000 into the community by sponsoring a variety of projects and financially supporting a variety of causes that have made Hillsboro a better place and enhanced its aesthetic appreciation. Following is a summary of some of those efforts.

Arts and Crafts

Projects

1969-70

Made felt sunflower luggage tags for our Miss Kansas for Miss Kansas Pageant

1970

Hammer and nail wood sculpture contest, retail sales promotion

Made 250 ceramic pencil and letter holders and 175 pots of yarn
flowers for Kansas Association of Education secretaries convention in Hutchinson. Noreen Hein, local member, secretary of the association

Mobile Art Gallery, ?Art Now!,? Picasso, Max Ernst, John Miro

1972

Mobile Art Gallery, ?Picasso?

Hosted Kansas Press Women State Convention

1973

Mobile Gallery, ?Salute to Mexico?

1974

Wheat Centennial-Worked with U. S. Postal Department in preparation for the 1st Day Issue postal stamp in honor of Turkey Red Wheat. The association handled the dedication program, luncheon, and printed the official souvenir programs which included the first day issue. The U. S. Postal service reimbursed the association $2,500 for their expenses and labor by volunteers. U.S. Postmaster General, E. T. Klassen, Hillsboro native was on hand to dedicate the stamp.

Made 60 bread boards for fund raising project

1975

Members serve the Adobe House ethnic dinner at Tabor College

1975-1980

Parkside Homes Gallery ? two receptions per year for new exhibits

Featured art at Lee?s Drive-In

1978

Sponsor reception for Randy Penner, watercolor artist

PRIDE Pacemaker I banquet with Governor Bennett

1980

Sponsor summer day camp for kids

1982

Assemble winning Hillsboro entry in Mennonite Trunk for KAKE T.V.

Kansas Artists? Postcard Exhibit at First National Bank

PRIDE Pacemaker II banquet, Governor John Carlin

Display art in Rep. Duane Goossen?s office in State Capitol

 

Community Development Donations

*Not a complete list, but listed are some of the contributions to the

community through the years. Holiday Home Tours were a source of funds, in some cases.

 

1976

Salem Hospital, sofa, chairs, coffee table, $300

Hillsboro Public Library holding fund for paintings, $500

1978

Paintings for Salem Hospital and Parkside Homes, $700

1979

Parkside Homes, color and oil paintings, photography, weaving,
pottery, and calligraphy collection, $800

1980

Salem Hospital equipment, $1,000

1981

Salem Hospital, new emergency room table

Donation to Chamber of Commerce for nativity scene, $100

1983

Salem Hospital, electronic scale, $1,000

1984

Salem Hospital, treadmill, $1,000

1985

Salem Hospital Bililite (for babies) and microwave, $1,000

Salem Hospital, minor surgery table, $1,000

Purchased first set of Main Street banners ? blue & white flowers

1988

Tabor College, Wohlegemuth Music Education Center, $2,500

1990

Hillsboro Public Library, video collection donation, $500

1991

Hillsboro Cultural Arts Council, $1,000

1993

Spirit-N-Celebration, HHS music group, for St. Louis trip, $400

Hillsboro Arts Council, $500

EMS $350

Kansas State Fair booth fee

New sign on 13 Mile Road

Flowers for downtown barrels

50 new balloon banners for Main Street, $6,500

1994

Office computer, $500

33 58? tri-candle holiday wreaths, plus pole wrap and brackets ?
holiday gift to the the community, $14,853

1995

Dallas Brass concert, Tabor College, $300

EMS, $350

Hillsboro Cultural Arts Council, $300

Kansas State Fair booth fee, $175

HHS basketball championship signs, $200

1996

Hillsboro brochures, $380

EMS, $350

Flowers $200,

Banner brackets, $170

1998

Contract Dave Clark to maintain grounds at Hillsboro signs

Hillsboro High School, for auditorium curtains, $20,000

Tabor College Choir, for New York trip, $1,000

Hillsboro Public Library for paintings for loan, $1,411

Flowers for four association concrete planters downtown

Vicky?s School of Dance, $400

Nutcracker performance, $400

1999

Contract to maintain ?Welcome to Hillsboro? signs, $1,927

HHS band and Spirit-N-Celebration trips to Denver/N.Y., $1,200

Summer drama program, $1,000

EMS, $400

State fair booth, $155

2000

Brochures for Convention & Visitors Bureau, $500

State fair booth, $225

New city sign in Hillsboro Heights, $1,000

EMS, $400

Summer drama program, $5,000

2001

Summer drama program, $3,000

HHS choir and band trips to Colorado, $500

Prairie View?s Food for Thought program series, $250

EMS, $400

Hillsboro promotional brochures, $500

New sign promoting city in Hillsboro Heights, $5,100

2002

?Enjoy Hillsboro? banners for downtown, $5,333

HHS band and choir trips to Colorado, $500

Summer drama program, $3,000

New computers in Hillsboro Management Board office, $500

Half-page ad in Tourism Kansas magazine, $150

EMS, $400

2003

Summer drama program, $1,000

HHS band trip to Branson, Mo., $500

Hillsboro Family Festival, $100

EMS, $400

2004

?Welcome? banners for downtown, $1,935

Summer drama program, $1,500

EMS, $400

Hillsboro Family Festival, $100

2005

New Christmas wreathes (44) and pole wraps for downtown, $10,664

Summer drama program, $1,500

EMS, $400

2006

HHS choir and Spirit ?N? Celebration trips to Kansas City, $2,000

Summer drama program, $1,000

EMS, $400

2007

New banners for downtown Hillsboro, $3,520

HHS band trip, $750

Summer drama program, $1,000

2008

Chamber membership, donation of two paintings for Chamber dinner.

 

Classes Sponsored

by the Association

A variety of classes have been sponsored since 1969. List includes an example of some which were taught:

Quilling

Woodcarving

Macrame

Drawing

Creative stitchery

Wheat weaving

Appliqued sweatshirts

Sweatshirt dresses

Paper twist wall hangings

Decorative acrylic painting

Ink and watercolor

Yeast breads

Watercolor embossing

Bunny fences for Easter

 

Tours Association members took various trips including:

1978

Gallery XII and Wichita Art Museum

1979

Lebold Mansion, in Abilene

Marlow Woodcuts

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