Basket Classes

Basket artist Catherine Snyder, from Potter County, is encouraging people to antler and shed hunt this spring. In August she will teach a basket class using those found items. The antler basket is just one of three classes planned at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan center by Snyder. Snyder uses no patterns, creating the useable works of art as she weaves.

On March 14 Snyder will teach an Easter Basket. Students will select their choice of shape and colors for the class. The price is $33 and class will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Seating is limited to 10.

On June 20 the focus will be on creating a market basket or casserole carrier. Students may select the handle type and learn shaping techniques. The price is $45 and the class will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Only 10 students will be accepted in the class.

The antler basket class will be held Aug. 15 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $60. Students are asked to bring their antlers to the chamber prior to the class, so they may be prepared for use in a basket. The class is limited to eight students.

The baskets are on display at the chamber office. Students may register in person, online at Eventbrite or by phoning the office at 814-486-4314.


Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center teaming up with Goblin’s Chocolates from St. Mary’s and Kathy’s Creations from Emporium to provide sweets for your sweetheart.

For several years the John Keyes family has hand dipped strawberries for Cameron County customers. They are sold in boxes of six or 12 and can be covered in dark, white or milk chocolate. In addition, boxed candy is also available ranging from the popular swamp box to handmade toffee which began the chocolate business.

Retired Cameron County teacher, Kathy Strycula has been covering peanuts for years, and now offers her treats for sale. The peanut clusters are sold in bags ranging in size from 6 count to party size.

The chocolates must be pre-ordered by February 10 and will be available starting Feb. 12 for pick-up. You can place an order by calling the chamber at 814-486-4314 or stopping in 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays or 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Online strawberry orders can also be placed via Eventbrite on Facebook or at