Hometown author and Tall Tales Contest Champion at the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival Terry McKelvey's book "When I was a Kid... in Barnesville Ohio!" will be available at this year's Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Craft Fair. The Craft Fair will take place in the Barnesville Elementary School Gymnasium on Saturday Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

McKelvey was born and raised in Barnesville. A modern day Huckleberry Finn, his tales of this city as seen through his eyes when growing up, his family, friends, teachers and acquaintances will stir virtually every reader’s imagination. His book offers the reader a fascinating look at life in Barnesville in the 1950s. He offers us a glimpse at life before smart phones, before the Internet, and even before televisions. These copies have been autographed by the author and sell for $15 each.