2018 Honey Bee Festival

Numerous vendors, seen here during the 2018 Honey Bee Festival, will be on hand at this year’s event on May 11.

The Amherst Honey Bee Festival will make its return to Amherst County High School Saturday, May 11.

The festival, organized by the high school’s Parent Teacher Organization, will be held for the first time in May this year. Previous events held in 2016 and last year were held in April.

All money raised goes toward work the PTO is doing at the high school, according to festival coordinator Tobey Thurston.

“This is a great opportunity to get out and celebrate spring in Amherst,” Thurston said in an email. “The festival features area vendors as well as student-led aspects. So it’s a great way to support the schools.”

The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The National Honor Society and Amherst Lancers Tech Club are teaming up to have a photo booth. The boys’ soccer team is doing a bash-a-car activity, the Art Honor Society is doing face painting, an autism class at ACHS is making crafts to sell, a student club called the Green Team is selling plants and Monelison Middle School’s band will have a bake sale and will perform.

Each team, club and class in the Amherst County Public Schools division has an opportunity to set up a table and raise money for their cause, according to Thurston.

The event takes place at 139 Lancer Lane in Amherst.

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