Forge ‘n Fire Blacksmith Classes at Manley-Bohlayer

Two Forge ‘n Fire Blacksmith Classes, sponsored by Rekindle The Spirit, will be held at the Manley-Bohlayer Farm (Blacksmith Shop) in East Canton, Pa. (Rte. 414 at East Canton Crossroads) on Saturday, June 2 and Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Merle Eiffert, blacksmith and instructor of the class, will be demonstrating the art of blacksmithing, which is taking hot iron heated on a coal forge and forming it into shapes such as door handles, nails, dinner chimes, decorative roses, and wine glass holders. 

Participants will be making an item of their choosing during the six-hour session.

Anyone wishing to participate is asked to register before May 29 by calling Gene Kennedy, coordinator, at (570) 673-8144. 

A registration fee of $35 per person is required, and each class is limited to ten participants. 

Classes are funded, in part, by the Bradford County United Way.

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