Special Events at Roxy Farms Antiques!
SAT. OCT. 25th - 9 AM to 5 PM
FREE admission! A pasture-full of 35-40 antique vendors from Saxapahaw, Graham, Pittsboro, Burlington, Mebane, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill - and surrounding areas will be selling their wares on 4-pastoral acres at this yearly event at Roxy Farms Antiques & Historic Guesthouse located in Saxapahaw, NC. Roxy Farms Antiques is situated in the Freeman-Boggs-Woody House, a designated Alamance County Historic Landmark, located at 5768 Church Rd. Saxapahaw, NC. If you will be using a GPS to find us plug in “Graham, NC.” We’re right across the street from B. Everett Jordan Elementary School in beautiful Saxapahaw, NC, about 13 miles west of Chapel Hill, NC. In fact, that’s where festival go-ers will be parking!
For early risers we’ll have gourmet coffee, cider & handbaked donuts from the Saxapahaw Bake House! Lunch includes locally-smoked chicken, homemade pinto beans, grilled burgers and meat & vege hot dogs. And BOILED PEANUTS, too!
Featuring Cat’s Wicked Hot Sauce, the tastiest hot pepper sauce this side of the Haw River made by local chef Cat Manolis! Local musicians armed with fiddles and accordians will strum the grounds playing tunes for festival go-ers. Visit our pumpkin wagon where you can purchase Hallowe’en pumpkins from local farmers.
Hand-forged nails and hinges
Hand-planed heart of pine boards
Old Mexico iron work
Railroad and carpenters’ locks
Vintage cowboy boots
For more information call Roxy Farms Antiques: (336) 525-2003.
The Pendulum: Preserving the past, decorating the rest
by Madelyn Smith, September 7, 2011
Sue Dayton recalls driving by an old, decaying house in Saxapahaw about three years ago and thinking, “Somebody needs to tear that house down.” That’s precisely what almost happened until she took a chance and bought the more than a century-old property in 2008…
Benefit for North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership, Sept. 15, 2011, at Roxy Farms Antiques. We raised $3770 for lung cancer research to find a cure for lung cancer! Thanks to all of the artists who contributed to the live art auction, musicians, dancers, face and body painters, auctioneer, local businesses that donated deeeelicious foods and services, and our many volunteers!
Who is this ravishing creature as lithe as the air itself? Why, it’s Leigh Brown performing her awesome belly dances at Roxy Farms Antiques!
Donations to Help Japan: During the months of April and May, Roxy Farms Antiques donated 20% of its sales towards relief efforts for the people of Japan who suffered from the devastating effects of the tsunami which hit the Japanese coast. Roxy Farms donated a total of $251.23 to students at The Hawbridge School in Saxapahaw, NC, who raised money from the sale of origami paper cranes to send to the Japanese Red Cross. The Students sold the cranes for $1 each with a goal of making 1,000. The 1,000 cranes have been sent to Japan and will be on display at the Sadako Sasaki monument at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.
The Story of the Paper Cranes: Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, in 1945. She was at home, about one mile from Ground Zero. In November 1954, Sadako developed swellings on her neck and behind her ears. In January 1955, purple spots had formed on her legs. Subsequently, she was diagnosed with “Leukemia” (her mother referred to it as “an atom bomb disease”). Sadako was hospitalized on February 21, 1955, and given, at most, a year to live. On August 3, 1955, Sadako’s best friend Chizuko Hamamoto came to the hospital to visit and cut a golden piece of paper into a square and folded it into a paper crane. An ancient Japanese story promises that anyone who folds a “Thousand origami cranes” will be granted a wish by a crane.
One version of the story tells that Sadako fell short of her goal of folding 1,000 cranes, having folded only 644 before her death, and that her friends completed the 1,000 and buried them all with her. This comes from the book “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes”
Other stories tell that Sadako achieved her goal and continued to fold more cranes. Though she had plenty of free time during her days in the hospital to fold the cranes, she lacked paper. She would use medicine wrappings and whatever else she could scrounge up. This included going to other patients’ rooms to ask to use the paper from their get-well presents. Chizuko would bring paper from school for Sadako to use.
During her time in the hospital Sadako’s condition progressively worsened. Around mid-October her left leg became swollen and turned purple. After her family urged her to eat something, Sadako requested “Genmaicha” or tea on rice and remarked “It’s good.” Those were her last words. With her family around her, she died on the morning of October 25, 1955, at the age of 12.
If you would like to donate to the fund please contact Lisa Furukawalia at: firstname.lastname@example.org