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Rural Heritage Center to host summer art camp

The Alabama Rural Heritage Center in Thomaston will host a summer art camp on July 13-15.

The art camp is for children age 9 to 12, and the classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon daily. There is a $10 charge to cover the cost of the materials.

The camp is sponsored by the Marengo County Extension Program.

“We do some programming each summer,” said Marengo County Extension agent Kathryn Friday. “It’s through our 4-H program, even though you don’t have to be a 4-H member to participate.

“For the last couple of years, we’ve done an etiquette camp, but this year, we decided to do something different, so we’re going to do an art camp. It will be three days — a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — and we’ll work with a different medium each day.”

The summer art camp will be led by Meg Rankin, Extension assistant Beth Wideman and Kit Crocker. Rankin is a teacher in Greensboro.

“It’s going to be held at the Rural Heritage Center,” Friday said. “They offer us their facilities and they have a lot of room there.”

For more information or to register for the class, call the Marengo County Extension office at 295-5959. There is a limited number of openings for the art camp, due to space.