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Take the Sticks Challenge to Create with 50-year-old Manicure Sticks

In Chester CT Events on March 22, 2016 at 11:41 am

sticks with factory photo webThe Chester Historical Society is inviting anyone who likes a challenge to participate in its sixth Creative Challenge linking Chester history and art.

This spring, those accepting the 2016 Sticks Challenge will be given a bagful of short wooden manicure sticks, made from Florida citrus trees and shaped at the Bishop and Watrous Novelty Works on Maple Street around 1950.

As with last year’s Hooked Again! Challenge based on hooks from Chester’s Simeon Brooks factory, this spring’s Sticks Challenge is for area artists, sculptors, photographers, engineers, jewelry designers, and all others with a creative mind.

In 2015, using one of the hardware items in his envelopes from the Brooks factory samples, Jack Baker made this piece of art. It was a huge hit with all the attendees at the Silent Auction Reception.

In 2015, using one of the hardware items in his envelopes from the Brooks factory samples, Jack Baker made this piece of art. It was a huge hit with all the attendees at the Silent Auction Reception.

The sticks are available at Chester Gallery in Chester Center (860-526-9822). The artists’ entrance fee of $30 includes a bagful of the sticks and two tickets to the Sticks Challenge Silent Auction & Reception on Saturday, April 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chester Meeting House.

All proceeds from the silent auction help the Chester Historical Society preserve Chester history and maintain the Chester Museum at The Mill.

For more info on the Historical Society and this year’s Creative Challenge, visit http://www.ChesterHistoricalSociety.com or Facebook.com/ChesterCTHistoricalSociety

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