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Local high school students will have the opportunity to experience pouring hot molten iron into molds, just as the workers did generations ago at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces.

The students, participants in the Keystone College Iron Works and Art Engage Program, in LaPlume, will create their own iron designs during the fourth annual Arts on Fire Festival June 7 to 9 at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave.

The festival begins with the Fire at the Furnace fundraiser from 8 to 11 p.m. to support the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron Furnace Associates. The Friday evening celebration features an iron casting demonstration and music by the local group, The Coal Town Rounders.

June 8 and 9 feature all-day activities, including food and beverages, music, children’s activities, black smiting, pottery, glassmaking demonstrations and a community iron pour. Visitors may take a trolley ride to and from the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum.

For more information on the fundraiser June 7 and the complete Arts on Fire Festival June 7 to 9, visit www.artsonfirefestival.com

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