The Greentown Grapevine – 1996-06, 03:06 - Page 1
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Volume 3, Isgue 6 " u paper for the people" June 1996 Museum Introduces New Souvenir Item Collectors of Greentown souvenirs can get the first of a series this year during the Glass Festival. Stemware in Capri blue handpainted with the words " GreentownGlass Festival 1996" is available at the Glass Museum, 112 N. Meridian, for $ 15.00. A few pieces of stemware in chocolate, marked " Greentown Glass Museum 1996" are still available. Flippers ( miniature replicasof the dolphin dish) are available in Capri blue and chocolate, with a few flippers remaining in clear, clear carnival, and cobalt blue. Stemware of previous years, which is of a different design, is on sale for $ 1.00 each. Museum hours are 10 a. m. - noon and 1 - 4 p. m.' Tuesday through Friday and 1 - 4 p. m. Saturday and Sunday. Converse I Sometime during the month of J u n e , Rice Mechanical Fabricating, Inc., will be moving into buildings in Converse recently occupied by Markee Products. Rice has been turning out various metal products for a variety of clients at 613 E. Payton St. in Greentown since 1991. At that time the business was owned by Jeff Rice and Jim Hiatt. Since then Gary Miller has come on board a partner. The need for more space drove the business to seek other facilities. H k t t says they Rice Mechanical Moving to considered adding1 on to the Greentown building, 4mt when weighing the expense against the prospect of leasing the existing buildings in Converse, the decision was made to move. Now employing 23 people, the company often works seven days a week " around the clock" to meet deadlines. They expect to put on additional employees after moving to Converse. Another expected change is a change in name, possibly to Prime Products. The building at 613 E. Payton is for sale at this time. .. .,.. . I . ... . Rick Morris and Statia Langford ( standing) and Annette Minor, Karen Reed, and Ci, ndy Kemp ( seated) were m eof the membersof First Baptist Church of Greentown who dressed in clothes of yesteryear on Sunday, May 26. It was part of the observance of Old- Fashioned Days as part of the annual church picnic. Photo by R. Jenkins Bonnie Bonebrake, volunteer at the Greentown Glass Museum, is ; t s l l j ~ gn emberspf the Bluff Creek Golden Group about Greentown Glass. The museum was a stop on a bus tour the group from Greenwood, Indiana, was taking on May 15. Susan Barlow of the Howard County Visitors Commission, who accompanied the tour, estimates that an average of one tour per week visits the museum during the spring- autumn season with about forty people in each tour. Photo by R. Jenkins d Glass Festival to Usher in Summer After an uncommonly wet spring, Greentown Glass Festival Chairman Sharon Oldaker and all others involved with this year's festival are hoping we are due for some " perfect festival weather. " The Glass Festival will be June 6,7, and 8 on Meridian Street both north and south of the stoplight. A new carnival will feature bracelet days Thursday June 6 from 5: OO to la00 and Saturday June 8 from noon to 5: OO. For $ 8.00 each day, fun seekers can ride as many times as they want. Plenty of food choices and crafts will be available as usual t including the hog roast at the fire station on North Meridian ( next to the railroad tracks). A variety of entertainment including talent shows will be held on a stage on North Meridian south of the RR tracks. The High School Auxiliary Gym will be the site of the Princess and Queen Pageants on Thursday evening and the Cutie King & Queen Contest on Saturday morning, The pa? ade will begin at 200 Saturday afternoon. The Historic Tour will start at three different times from Key Bank parking lot. The tour is by shuttle bus. Some b u s i n e s s e s are capitalizing on the opportunity provided by the additional activity downtown. Andy Marsh of Edward Jones will be having a drawing for a piece of Greentown Glass. The Pizza Place will be serving pizza in front of their store. Those seeking to admire and purchase antiques need to be aware that this year the antique show will be in the Eastern Elementary school, not at the High School as usual. The Antique Show will be Friday 1- 7 p. m., Saturday 11- 6 p. m. and Sunday 12- 4 p. m. See page 3 for a schedule of events.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 1996-06, 03:06|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
|Technical Metadata||Digital images captured by Imaging Office Systems 2008|
|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
|Usage Statement||The Greentown Area Residential Association has granted permission to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library and the Greentown Historical Society to copy any and all issues of the Greentown Grapevine. Permission granted to view and print items from this digital collection for personal use, study, research, or classroom teaching.|
|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Museum Introduces New Souvenir Item; Rice Mechanical Moving to Converse; Glass Festival to Usher in Summer
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, June 1996, Volume 03, Issue 06|
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