Bela decided to try her hand at a new category of exhibits this year—Heritage. I like the category because it’s something she knows well—her family and traditions. She put together a family grouping with photo albums and a book about Melungeons. In the category Other Cultural Exhibit, she made a small display about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Nobody else has done exhibits like these. I was proud to see that both of her projects were chosen to go to the state fair this month in Grand Island! Those fancy purple ribbons make the tables look so much nicer!
In addition to Ysbaela’s cookie jar, she put together two cultural exhibits. The Day of the Dead one was simple, just a few paragraphs explaining the pictures we put in the frames. The family grouping had a lot more. Her explanation included mention of the Melungeons and the Cherokee ancestry we have. I sincerely hope she places high in her categories. I also hope her cookie jar sells for a respectable amount. It’s a minion, after all. 🙂