The Orange Arts and Culture Council is encouraging young and old alike to create a birdhouse, to be entered in the Orange Country Fair, to be held on September 21 and 22. Birdhouses can be built from scratch or, if that’s more creative than you can handle, purchase an unpainted birdhouse and paint away. All entries are welcome. Take a chance and enter an “objet d’art.”
Let your imagination run wild. Birdhouses might be humorous, whimsical, colorful or just plain “over the top” in design. Materials can be anything from a log to a cardboard box to an elegant wooden mini-mansion birdhouse. If painting isn’t your thing, look around your house for materials that might enhance your design…artificial flowers, greeting cards cut up and glued on to the birdhouse, or get glitzy and use your old costume jewelry. Get those creative juices going and give the house a title or name that will bring a smile to those who see it.
The birdhouse division, open to child or adult, is Birdhouse Design Fun Department 16. Entry blanks can be found in the fair book, which is available at the Town Hall and Case Memorial Library. Adult and Youth Entry blanks can also be downloaded from the web by going to OrangeCountryFair.com listed under Departments. Mail entries to: Orange Country Fair, 874 Grassy Hill Road, Orange 06477. Birdhouses are to be brought to the OACC Tent in front of the Exhibition Building on the Orange Country Fair grounds on Friday, September 20 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
For questions concerning the birdhouses, contact Liz Gesler at 203-795-5133.