Lantern makers wanted for music festival parades

  • May. 6, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Submitted article–Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a lantern with bamboo and tissue paper that can be lit up to shine in the dark? If you’ve attended the Edge of the World Music Festival these last five years, you will be familiar with the annual Friday and Saturday night lantern parades – weather permitting! These magical lanterns have been a highlight of the festival, providing enjoyment for festival makers and attendees.At this year’s June two-day workshop, participants will complete a lantern to take home and store until festival weekend. Participants are expected to parade their lanterns or permit someone else to do so at the festival’s nightly lantern parades Aug. 5 and 6. The workshop is open to youth 12 years and older and adults. It’s a wonderful opportunity for parents and youth to share time together in a fun, creative atmosphere. Former lantern makers are welcome to attend and may be able to complete a lantern in one day. Previously made lanterns are also welcome for this year’s parades.The workshop is $15 and includes all materials. It takes place at the Tell, June 11 and 12, 9:30-5:30 pm. No experience is required – just your willingness to learn and imagination! Participants keep their lanterns after the parades.For more info or to register, please call Joanne Hayward or Germain Vigneault at 557-4240 by June 10. You are advised to register as soon as possible since workshops fill quickly. See you there!