Carmel Clay Historical Society’s Spring Luncheon returns April 25


The Carmel Clay Historical Society’s Spring Luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Country Club. (Submitted photo)

By Renee Larr

The Carmel Clay Historical Society will host its annual Spring Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 25 at Woodland Country Club. The event will include lunch, music and rug-making demonstrations.

“Back in the day rugs were an expensive item, so a lot of people took clothes, fabric, feed sacks or anything they couldn’t use anymore. They cut them up into strips and then hooked them together,” said Emily Ehrgott, CCHS executive director. “It’s kind of a forgotten craft, but there is a group here in Hamilton County who still does this. We’ve been in contact with them, so they will be coming to talk about it, giving a demonstration and have rugs on display for people to look at.”

There also will be some fun and games for attendees.

“We’ve got some raffles. There will be guessing games regarding Carmel history. There will be some wooden spools and buttons in jars and you’ll have to guess how many are in there,” Ehrgott said. “We’re trying to give people more options than just sitting and listening. There is going to be some movement during the lunch.”

There also will be a presentation sponsor, Senior Home Companions. Representatives will talk about the business.

The fundraiser will benefit future programs at CCHS. The cost to attend is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Guests also can buy a table of eight for the discounted rate of $235. To register visit,



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