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Area metal workers to display work Jan. 28

MSU Extension Service

PICAYUNE, Miss. -- Local craftsmen will display their metalworking skills during this year's Forge Day at the Mississippi State University Crosby Arboretum.

Artists will demonstrate blacksmithing and metalworking techniques at the event on Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested individuals can learn how to begin these hobbies.

Some artists will allow adults and children to try out metal forging. Signed waivers are required and protective gear will be provided.

Knife sharpening will be available. Some artists will offer products for sale.

Admission is free for arboretum members, $5 for nonmembers and $2 for nonmembers’ children. The Crosby Arboretum is located at 370 Ridge Road in Picayune.

For more information or detailed directions, visit the MSU Crosby Arboretum website at http://www.crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu. Watch the Farmweek story about last year’s Forge Day at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hRK7jSfxg4.

Released: January 10, 2017
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