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Press Release - KNIT IN PUBLIC EVENT AT FORMER GOVERNORSí MANSION SITE IN BISMARCK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2014
Contact: Johnathan Campbell
701.328.9528

KNIT IN PUBLIC EVENT AT FORMER GOVERNORSí MANSION SITE IN BISMARCK

BISMARCK - Area fiber artists will come together to do some public knitting at the Former Governorsí Mansion State Historic Site on Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The mansion is located at 320 East Avenue B in Bismarck. Knitters, crocheters, spinners, and other fiber artists are welcome to participate and enjoy a day of socializing and crafting.

The event is part of an international event called World-Wide Knit in Public Day. It provides an opportunity for like-minded crafters to share techniques, show off their skills, and learn about charitable opportunities. Chairs and tables will be available inside the facility. Individuals who would like to work on the lawn or porch are asked to bring their own lawn chair or blanket.

World-Wide Knit in Public Day began in 2005 as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each otherís company. Itís the largest knitter-run event in the world with each local gathering organized by volunteers. For more information on the Bismarck event, contact Johnathan Campbell at 701.328.9528 or jcampbell@nd.gov.

The Former Governorsí Mansion State Historic Site is open year-round. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday and Saturday & Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The mansion will also be open to the general public during the Knit in Public event. Groups can schedule a visit to the Former Governorsí Mansion at times other than its regular open hours by contacting Site Supervisor Johnathan Campbell at 701.328.9528 or jcampbell@nd.gov.

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