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Our beauty, history, and undisturbed peace and quiet are
sought after more and more each day.
Most everyone enjoys the scenic roads, the quiet
evenings, and the tranquil settings of our valleys and hilltops, but
perhaps some are overlooking the wealth we truly do possess and could
share with others.
It is all right at our fingertips. It is not necessary
to lose our identity for the sake of progress.
The day has come when we will have re-enactments of the
Sycamore Skirmish and the Battle of Arnoldsburg. The possibility of
celebrating the legends of Nancy Hart and Mike Fink has arrived.
Our oral history is priceless and our deep roots of
bluegrass and old timey music is ready to be enjoyed.
In an effort to “preserve the heritage and history of
Calhoun County,” the initial meeting of a developing committee for a
celebration called “Calhoun Days” was held Tuesday, 6 p.m., at Calhoun
The committee’s appointed president is Jim Sullivan.
Other officers are vice president Shirley Ball, treasurer Roger Jarvis,
and secretary Maricia Mlynek.
Many others attended the meeting to brainstorm and begin
planning for a Calhoun Days celebration that will be held at the park,
Subcommittees were also formed, including:
Re-enactment. Jim Sullivan, Helen Morris; Finance, Roger
Jarvis, Henry Cooper, Jim Sullivan; Music/Entertainment, Shirley Ball,
Harry Ball, Maricia Mlynek; Public Safety, Henry Cooper; Parking, not
assigned; Apple Butter, Jim and Evelyn McCormick; Publicity, Terry
Harris, Jim Sullivan, Maricia Mlynek; and Fund Raising, Jim McCormick,
Shirley Ball and Roger Jarvis.
The Calhoun Days committee discussed many ideas and
events for the weekend celebration, such as Civil war re-enactment,
crafts, exhibits/vendors, “settlers,” living history presentations,
musical events, bingo, square dance, presentations by the Historical
Society, hay rides/carriage rides, corn hole tournament, petting zoo,
4-H displays, grease pig, apple butter, pony rides, bingo, and
“This committee aims to reflect old times as much as we
can,” said Jim Sullivan. “Our mission is to preserve the heritage of
The Calhoun Days meeting adjourned at 8 p.m. The next
meeting will be on Tuesday, May 18, 6 p.m., at Calhoun County Park.
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