The Greentown Grapevine – 1998-03, 05:03 - Page 1
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" a paper for the people" March 1998 - Volume 5, Issue 3 Not " Up to the Minute" but " Back to the Century [ Nineteenth, that is) U What are YOU going io wear during Greentown's Sesquicentennial this June 11- 14? That's the question the organizers of the event may be asking soon. The committw members will certainly be dressing in their " old time" fmery and hope many citizens will join in the fun, whether a participant or a visitor. Some people dressed up and participated in parades last summer, promoting the Sesquicentennial. All will agree that it was a barrel of fun. The first big decision will be, " What year do I want to step back into?" 1848 is the year of Greentown's founding, and many will want to be somewhat close to that time. But years before or after 1848 are open for interpretation. Some ways to get ideas are to look at drawings or photographs. The Greentown Library has m g e d a special display of books which may give guidance in clothing selection. The question of where to find or how to make the desired clothing can be answered a number of wavs. For new garments and accessories, there are catalogues of ready- made items and authentic patterns. Simplicity and McCalls patterns offer alternatives but the buyer should be aware that those patterns are only meant to be costumes and not reproductions. Another alternative which can save time and money is to start at the thrift shops such as Rescue Mission, Salvation Army and Goodwill and frnd garments which can be adapted or added to. It's amazing how many of today's fashions are reminiscent of decades ago. The total look needs to include what goes on the head and the feet. Again, many of today's fashions are remarkably close to yesterday's. All that has been said above applies equally to men, women and children. The committee encourages whole families to put on their " bib and tucker" ( what is a tucker, anpay?) and come to the celebration and make memories for the whole family. A Chance to Own a Greentown Brick The Greentown Sesquicentennial Committee has added commemorative bricks to the stock of souvenir items connected with the 150th anniversary of the town. Many people remember the brick streets of Main and Meridian Streets and perhaps others streets and identlfL them with earlier years. The bricks are impMted with the words " Greentown Sesquicentennial 1848- 1998". They might be used as door stops or as decorative items throughout the house. Bricks may be purchased at Greentown Mini Mall, Key Bank, Lake City Bank, First Farmers Bank and Trust, and Greentown True Value Hiudware. The price is $ 20.00 each, tax i- n cluded. Cast Call!! The Greentown Sesquicentennial play, Greentown Once Upon a Time, is nearing completion. The play will be presented in the Eastern High School Cafetorium on June 5th and 6th at 7: 30 p. m.. The play's author, Renda Townsend Hurst, states that there are parts for about 40 characters, both male and female, ranging in ages fiwn about five years to senior citizen. The actors will be drawn from the Eastern Howard County community. In addition, there is a need for behind-the scenes personnel doing set designing, makeup, stage management, sound and lighting, etc. This certainly includes those Eastern students with experience in any of these areas as well as the adult residents. Some costumes may be available, but costumes will be the responsibility of the actor. The time span of the play ranges fi- om Greentown's founding up to present day. Anyone who might have costumes that can be borrowed or those who would be willing to help make costumes should contact Renda Deputy Marshal Jeff Bennett, seated, is one of several Greentown area men becoming accustomed to the feel of new beards. Beard and/ or mustache growtfi is being encouraged in preparation for Greentown's Sesquicentennial celebration, June 1 1- 1 4. Bennett received permission from the Town Council for the deputies to grow beards for the sesquicentennial. Ordinarily, beards are not regulation for police officers. To help explain the new growth, buttons are being supplied which state, " I'm growing a beard far the Greentown Sesquicentenniaf." The buttons can be obtained at Don's Barber Shop, 111 S. Meridian Street. Barber Don, also sporting a new beard, holds the mirror so Jeff can check out the progress of his beard. Photo by R Je& m Hurst at 628- 782 1 .- Those wanting to participate are encouraged to mnd a meeting on Mar. 16th in the Library Community Room at 7: OO p. m. A list of the characters will be given at that time. Any and all volunteers are welcome. Please call Renda Hurst at 628- 7821 or 628- 3534 to volunteer or have questions answered. Sesquicentennial Quilt to be Offered A quilt has been made with the sesquicentennial logo in the center and a wide green border. The quilt was machine made. One thousand tickets will be sold at $ 2.00 each or three for $ 5.00. The drawing for the quilt will be at 5: OO p. m. June 13. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Colleen Ladd at 628- 7814 or Nedra Johnson at 628- 7708. Joe Rice Paperweights to be Issued The Greentown Sesquicentennial Committee has commissioned Joe Rice of the House of Glass at Elwood, Indiana to make some small paperweights in his familiar flower design. Rice is a descendant of the St. Clair glass making family. The paperweights will be available in a choice of four colors, Gold Ruby ( cpanbeny) on white, Emerald Green on white, Cobalt Blue on white, and Caramel. Pressed into thebottom of each will be " Greentown Indiana 150 The paperweights will sell for $ 16.00 each, tax included. To reserve one or more, call the Greehtown Mini Mall, 628- 7000 and leave name and phone number. yr~. 1848- 1998."
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 1998-03, 05:03|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|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: Not "Up to the Minute" but "Back to the Century"; A Chance to Own a Greentown Brick; Cast call; Sesquicentennial Quilt to be Offered; Joe Rice Paperweights to be Issued
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, March 1998, Volume 05, Issue 03|
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