The Junior Women’s Club of Barnesville once again sponsored hands-on demonstrations from local artists in hosting its annual Youth Art Fair.

The event took place Thursday, March 14 at the Barnesville Middle School gymnasium.

The educational event was under the direction of art teacher, Mrs. Joni Turner, and was available to fifth grade middle school students. It was a great opportunity to introduce the students to various forms of art.

Artisans who volunteered their time and expertise this year were: Danny Wees, stained glass; Gary Wershing, iron/metal works; Melissa Carpenter, cake decorating; Twila Fisher, painting/stenciling; Sharon Hanse, calligraphy; Paula Stephens, paper bag scrapbook; Donald Barbe, jewelry making; Marlene Barbe, puppets; from the Belmont County Soil and Water Conservation District were: Brook Sanderson, The Interactive Sandbox; and Samantha Hearn, infiltration of soil; and Lisa Butler, trees and riparian buffer zones. From the 4-H Belmont County Extension Office was Crystal Antill with science, "Hands on a Stick."

The Junior Women’s Club is a member of the Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Foundation of Women’s Clubs. If you would like to know more about the federated club, contact Cindy at 740-425-2503 or visit the website at