BLAIRSVILLE - Christmas Open House will be held at the Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center on Saturday, December 1, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. <br />
Visitors will have free admission to all exhibit areas during this period.<br />
Refreshments will be provided, and several door prizes will be drawn at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. <br />
Georgia author Terry Kay will be present for signings. Kay has won four Georgia Author of the Year awards, the most recent one this year in the short story category for his book, "The Greats of Cuttercane." Three of Kay's novels have been made into Hallmark Hall of Fame movies, including "To Dance with the White Dog," starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. His books will be available for purchase, or you may bring books authored by him for his signing.<br />
The Gift and Craft Shop will feature books by and about Reece and others on subjects pertinent to Appalachia; note cards; homemade and handcrafted items including jewelry, baskets, soap, scarves, wooden bowls, pottery, ornaments, quilts, and Reece Farm embroidered towels and pillows.<br />
This will be the Reece Center's last open day until April of next year. <br />
The Reece Farm and Heritage Center is located in Union County, one mile north of Vogel State Park on U.S. Highway 129.
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