Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

August 1, 2013

Festival of glass

Annual event this weekend


The Independent

MILTON, W.Va. — The annual Festival of Glass will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Blenko Glass Co.’s visitor center in Milton.

Every customer who attends the festival will receive a free commemorative medallion, while supplies last. There will be a wide variety of classes, including a glass-blowing workshop, make your own glass vase or candy dish, paperweight, ornament, cast animal and water bottle classes, glass jewelry, chimes, nightlights, garden stone, dalle mosaic and dalle chipping class and glass painting.

There also will be events with president Walter Blenko Jr. and vice president Andy Blenko, and limited-edition pieces will be for sale on Saturday, including a Classic Fade Vase, Yellow Swirl Pitcher and Cobalt Swirl Ruffle Bowl.

A sale is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Shoppers will receive a 15 percent discount on all purchases.

Both days will include a glass-blowing demonstration from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. along with guided factory tours at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Blenko Glass Co. is at 9 Bill Blenko Drive in Milton. For more information, call (304) 743-9081 or visit blenko.com.