The Friends of Salt Springs brought the unofficial end of summer to a festive close at the annual Salt Springs Celebration, held Saturday, Sept. 2.
The one-day celebration featured music, food, vendors, art and animals at the park, located in Franklin Twp.
Highlights from the event included Salt Springs Artist in Residence Earl W. Lehman, who was on hand demonstrating his painting and answering questions.
Lehman’s work will be on display in the Wheaton House until the 2018 Celebration.
Kids and adults enjoyed the visit from the Binghamton
Zoo’s Zoomobile, with featured animals that included a screech owl, ball python, a skink, and hedgehogs.
Exotic birds from Feathered Kisses also delighted, as young and old were able to interact with the birds.
History was also part of the celebration, with George Cummings French & Indian War display; and a Civil War Encampment with Brian Swartz, and Civil War fiction offered up by Brian Keator.
In addition to Lehman’s art, area quilters held a show in the barn with a display of magnificent quilts and wall-hangings, from traditional to modern.
Musicians entertained from the porch of the Wheaton House, starting off with Corky Staats, Kelly and Susan Pratt, Brian Wahl and Hakaon Tayga Hromek, The Brackney String Band, and Greg Connors.
The annual Salt Springs Celebration is held each year on the Saturday before Labor Day.