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Larry Underkoffler

Now retired, Larry Underkoffler taught art for 23 years.  He is a Marine Corps veteran who served in Viet Nam, was a Boy Scout Camping Director for 8 years, an illustrator of children’s books and has served as the Superintendent of Art for the Washington County Fair for the past 7 years.  With family members living in Pennsylvania since the early 1700’s, Larry became interested in barn hex signs through his daughter.

April 2020

Hex/Barn/Quilt Signs

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 8 tickets left

Beautify your property and neighborhood!  Barn signs or ‘hex signs’ are mostly known today for their decorative purposes, but some believe they were painted by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers to ward off evil spirits or storms, or to bestow blessings and protections on the farm family.  Using bright colors and often incorporating a star pattern, these beautiful designs were originally found primarily in southern Pennsylvania, a region settled by farmers from the Rhineland area of Germany. Create a unique handmade gift…

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