Jun 1, 2012

Railroad Festival and Swap Meet in June 16


BRADFORD – The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum will host its Railroad Festival and Swap Meet on June 16, at the Bradford School, 750 Railroad Ave., Bradford, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be model train layouts, train vendors, railroad artifacts, swap meet, craft vendors and special entertainment.
The Ohio River Minstrels will be entertaining this year. John Noftsger is a veteran of several bluegrass, gospel and old-time music groups. He accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, mandolin and/or harmonica as he sings a wide variety of traditional and original songs. Recently, he was featured as Burl in the Miami Valley Dinner Theatre production of “Smoke on the Mountain. Gwen Noftsger play acoustic bucket bass in the duo and comes from a very musical family. Her grandfather, Elza Stone, taught all 11 of his children to play music. The Stone family gatherings were filled with the sounds of the fiddle, banjo, guitar and piano. Gwenn has portrayed showboat captain and performer, Callie French, in the role she developed for “Steamboats Remembered in Story and Song” at the Hoosier Theater in Vevay, IN.
They have consolidated the event into one location this year. Vendor tables are currently available. Admission to the event is $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 to 18 years old.
For more information, call Don Wick, 448-6211, or email donwick@embarqmail.com, bormrr@embarqmail.com or visit Bradfordrrmuseum.org.

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