Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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October 16, 2013

Pat Smith's return to potpourri

Congratulations to John Pratt! Remember the Bobby Kennedy Re-enactment that Pratt’s class did on the square? He won the Indiana Historical Society’s Top Historic Event or Project of the Year. We can all feel proud that Bobby Kennedy came to Greensburg and that Pratt re-created such an event for us as well as for his students.

*And speaking of Pratt, word is that the Chautauqua this year is an all music event November 5 at 7 p.m. Names of all the singers coming are impressive. The next day, November 6, the theme shifts to the Civil War, with a lecture and a piano concert in the morning, then the students will be hosting a community three hour Civil War tour. Pratt, the Historical Society and Museum are working in partnership for the exhibit to run at the same time, “Decatur County History in 100 Objects.” Pratt and the society are asking us to loan our unique items for the first three weeks in November. You’ll see fliers for the Chautauqua soon. Better put the dates on your calendar.

*You’ve probably seen the notice on the left side of the Greensburg Daily News front page about the Children’s Spook Tour from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on North Franklin Street Saturday, October 26. From what I hear there’s going to be lots of games, some storytelling, a fortune teller, face painting, and a Hansel and Gretel performance. As if that isn’t enough – it’s free and fun for the whole family. You can call 663-2764 with any questions.

This is the first time the Historical Society has done a Ghost Walk. Marilyn Beaver is in charge and probably the only one who knows how much work it is. The rest are having a good time preparing for it. It’s $5 for the 7 p.m. Walk or the 8 p.m. Walk. After the 8 p.m. Walk there’s a party at the museum with “Frightening Finger Foods” and a cash wine bar. The party is $10 and for that we get stories, a Witch that tells our fortunes, we can paint a pumpkin, and other great stuff. It’s going to be fun and I’m not bragging ‘cause I have nothing to do with any of it except for writing a few fun stories for the Ghost Walk.

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