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The American Chestnut Studs are ready for Winter Craft Market!

Saturday, December 7, 2019
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803

Many thanks to local jewelry artist, Kimberly Helder, of Helders Design who is once again contributing part of her sales to PATACF. She is using twigs from Pure American chestnut twigs collected by Steve Hoy at our research orchards at Penn State to make American chestnut earrings. For every pair she sells she has agreed to give $5 to our Chapter.

This collaboration came about through a conversation between the artist and myself, at a holiday craft festival last fall. After purchasing a pair of Appalachian Twig Earrings, similar to the ones pictured above, I spoke to Kimberly about promoting and supporting the work of PATACF with an American chestnut version.

To learn more about this generous and talented local artist please visit her website:

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