August 18, 2005

Bible Grove Preservation Day To Be Held August 20

It is only fitting that a day marked for the maintenance of one of the areaís historic landmarks boils down to agenda filled with plenty of good old fashioned fun.

The 15th Annual Bible Grove Preservation Day will be observed Saturday, August 20 at the historic Bible Grove School building.

Local crafters and artisans will begin opening displays as early as 8:00 a.m. The museum room at the school will open to visitors at 10:00 a.m. with the eventís food stand opening at that time also and remaining available for guests until 5:00 p.m.

A history book on the region is being put together by a number of local authors. Visitors will be able to view the progress on the project all day at the schoolhouse.

One of the eventís biggest draws, the trap shoot, has been moved forward to 10:00 a.m. to accommodate all of the participants. For more information or to register to shoot, contact Tonya Bradley 883-5700.

The Indian Creek Muzzleloaders have scheduled a black powder shoot at 1:00 p.m.

At 2:00 p.m. the dime toss will begin and the jailhouse will open. There will be other entertainment for the children as well including a straw scramble. Cakes will begin walking home via the cake walk at 4:00 p.m.

The evening entertainment will follow the hog roast that begins at 6:00 p.m. The Harvest Band with Lonnie and Jessica Erwin will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. There will be a 50/50 drawing at 9:00 p.m.

The Bible Grove Historical Preservation Committee encourages the community to bring their lawn chairs and join them in Bible Grove for a day of fun to help support Scotland Countyís histroy.

The Bible Grove School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. All proceeds from this event will benefit the preservation of the schoolhouse.

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