August 8, 2002

Bible Grove Celebration To Run August 16th-18th

Several new attractions have been added to the agenda for the 12th Annual Bible Grove Historical Preservation Com-mittee Celebration August 16-18. However, it may be the older items, or at least the more historical ones that draw the largest crowds.

Several area residents will be decked out in authentic garb as they present living history demonstrations about the lives of citizens from Bible Grove's past throughout the day on Saturday. They will be joined by the members of the Indian Creek Muzzleloaders who will present an authentic black power shoot at 1:00 p.m. August 17. The historical shows don't stop there as Civil War reenactor Roger Boyd of Athens will present a program on the Civil War Battle of Vassar Hill in the stage room.

The festivities will get underway Friday, August 16 with a pie and cakewalk and an ice cream social scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. The school house kitchen stand will be open throughout the evening. The special horse memorabilia room will be open for guests. Anyone with items to be displayed in the room can contact Dave McRobert at 883-5631. At 9:00 p.m. two drawings will be held for $25 cash and other prizes.

The next day gets started at 8:00 a.m. with local crafters opening their displays. The kettle corn and funnel cake stands will be open during the day as well.

A coed sand volleyball tournament hosted by the Bar-B-Saddle Club is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. Contact Sarah Childress 465-7743 or Lisa Wells 883-5623 to enter your team.

A kettle beans and corn bread dinner will start at noon.

The trap shoot will fire its first shots at 1:00 p.m. Call Tonya Bradley 465-2183 for more information or to enter.

The hog roast supper will begin at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

The dance kicks off at 8:00 p.m. with live music from "The Harvest Band" with Lonnie and Jessica Erwin.

Additional prize drawings will be held at 9:00 p.m. with more $25 cash prizes as well as a 50/50 drawing.

Sunday's activities will start with the community church services under the oak tree by the school house at 11:00 a.m. A carry-in dinner will be hosted at noon with everyone asked to bring a covered dish and table service.

The annual horse giveaway will be held at 2:00 p.m. with the trail ride leaving from the saddle club following the giveaway.

The annual activities at the Bible Grove School are used to raise money for the preservation of the site, which is recognized on the National Historical Register.

The public is invited to bring their lawn chairs, travel to the old Bible Grove School and join the committee for some old fashioned fun.



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