The Greentown Grapevine – 2003-09, 10:09 - Page 1
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” a paper for the people” September 2003 Greentown Ready to “ Gather at the Pump” *% ItdDe livery” will be at the Pump Fest to bring songs and stories in the Old- time way.” Even though tlie physical “ town pump” which once stood at tlie northwest corner of the main intersection in towti is no longer there, its spirit will be present on September 20, . wlien Greentowti , has tlie 5“’ Annual Pump Fest. Tlie town pump provided a cool drink on a warm day, an object of play for children atid a meeting place for young and old. Some working pumps remain and many others are used as yard decoration. They remind us of days wlien we were inore closely tied to the land, a time of family self- sufficiency, a time of making our own recreation, and a time of neighborliness. Pumps also. ex1iibit tlieir own form of ai- iistry. A study of pumps will reveal a great variety of shapes, usually with graceful curves. They are often honored by being surrounded by flowers and other forms of decoration. Tlie 2003 Pump Fest \ I i l l aQain feature entertainment, food, and booths with various items for sale. Tlie Fest \ vi11 be held from 9: OO a. m. to 5: OO p. m. on I\ lorth. Meridian Street. I n case of inclement weather. it will be in a building at the fairgrounds. ‘ ‘ ~ U t d Dclivcry” will be on hand w- it11 traditional folk tales and legends of literature. They also will provide old-time folk renditions in song from many time periods. Ryan Demler will return with his magic act including birds. He will be on stage at noon. “ A Sure Thing” contemporary Christian band from Wabash, will be on stage begintiing at 1 : 30. Company G, 32““ ( 1” German) Indiana Civil War Reenactors will return. They are eager to tell of tlie soldier’s life during tlie Civil War and to demonstrate drills. Canoe Nature Trips will be offered three times during the day, sponsored by tlie Wildcat Guardatis. These free trips depart from tlie batik of tlie Wildcat west of the EHS softball diamond. A Street Chalk Art Contest will turn a section of tlie street into a patchwork of color as artists show tlieir creativity on the street surface. Spaces 3 ft. x 3 ft. will be marked off. Pre- registration is not required for this free event. Art work may be begin at 1O: OO a. m. and must be finished by 3: OO p. m. Prizes will he awarded for Most Creative, Most Patriotic, atid Best Pump Theme. Chalk will be provided or yoit may bring your own. Work alone, with a partner, or as a group. The Pie Baking Contest will determine tlie best Pump Fest pies; and tlie Pump Decorating “ Contest will find tlie best decorated pump. See page 10 for particulars on both contests. A Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest will be held in front of tlie stage at 3: OO. Other activities available are a duck derby, roping a steer head. and paddle race. There will be craft and flea booths.’ Tlie Greentown Volunteer Fire Co. will have a display. Tlie Pump, Fest is sponsored by Greentown Main Street Association. For vendor information, contact Dave Turner, 765- 628- 26 12. I n tlie event of inclement weather, tlie Pump Fest will be at the Howard County 4- H Fairgrounds, on the north side of Greentown. ‘ I ‘ own Lonventions Select Two for Ballot Members of tlie Democrat party met in convention on August 18 in Greentown City Hall to decide between two Democrats who filed for Town Council from Ward 2. Convention Chairman, Bob Myers, was assisted by Bob Armstrong and Don Flook. Joyce Higginbottoin received eight votes to Brad Chaplin‘ s five. As there are no Republicans on tlie ballot from that ward, Higginbottom will be on tlie Council beginning in January 2004. Joyce is Senior Administrative A s s i s t a n t i n H o u r l y Eniployment/ Labor Relations at Delphi. Slie lias lived in Greentown for twenty- eight years. Slie states that six generations of lier family have called Greentown home and now lier children and grandchildren. Slie lias been married to lier husband Roger for thirty- six years arid lias three children, Tracy Higginbottom Comfort, Brian H i g g i n b o t t o m . and G r e g H igpinbottoni, Joyce Higginbottom Tlie Republican party held a convention on August 19, also in City Hall. The choice from Ward 4 was between three candidates, Scott Deyoe, Mary Lindgren, and Aaron Silane. Convention Chairman,, Larry Hinesley, directed the procedure with tlie assistance of Barbara Middleton and Sliirley ilarper. Hinesley reminded all present that “ This is a small town so no matter how it goes tonight, u. e‘ re all i; eighbors.“ On the third ballot Mary Lindgren was chosen with a Lote of sixteen to Deyoe‘ s twelve, Sliane’s name was dropped after the second ballot, according to the rules announced at tlie beginning of tlie session by Hinesley. As there are no Democrats running from Ward 4, Mary will take a seat on the Council in January 2004. Mary works at Delphi. Originally from Chicago, she and lier husband Tim and daugliters Meredith and Racheal moved to Greentown from Kokomo two years ago for the- school system and community. She is a graduate ofthe University of Illinois in political science with an elnpliasis on pre- law. +.- Mary Lindgren I n addition to Higginbottom and Lindgren, incumbents James Harris and Craig Trott are unopposed, as is ClerWTreasurer, Barbara Middleton. The rgmaining seat on tlie Town Council will be decided by ‘ voters on November 4. , Both Dem. Joseph Buckley and Rep. Todd Everting have filed from Ward 3. All registered voters from within the corporate limits 4of Greentown may vote for all seats, regardless of tlie ward in which they live. Town election will be held in City Hall. .
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2003-09, 10:09|
|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: Greentown Ready to "Gather at the Pump"; Town Conventions Select Two for Ballot
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, Septmber 2003, Volume 10, Issue 09|
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