Historical society thanks supporters of Heritage Day

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On behalf of the Port William Historical Society, I would like to thank everyone who participated in and attended the Kentucky Heritage Day at the Masterson House on Sept. 28.

The Historical Society’s purpose in hosting Heritage Day each year is to educate people on Kentucky and Carroll County’s rich history and traditions. 

It was a fun-filled and well attended event thanks to the hard work of many.

Thanks to Mary Ellis Coombs for starting the day with the singing of “My Old Kentucky Home.”

Thank you to the 4-H Extension agents Christin Herbst, Joyce Doyle and Grace Angotti for all your hard work with organizing demonstrations and arranging the performances such as the Kentucky Dulcimer Gatherin’, Kentucky Kate, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and corn-shelling with Doug and Lora MaGee.  Thank you to Relevant Church for setting up and selling concessions and to Pentecostals of Carrollton for selling baked goods. 

Thank you to the following groups and individuals as well; Karen Claiborne for setting up the Woman’s Club book sale, local authors Phyllis McLaughlin and Vicky Meister, face-painter Felicia Clause, the Pioneer Power Tractor Club, antique sales with Crystal Raisor, musician Dennis Wheeler, Larry the Clown, volunteers Sharon Haun, Kristin Thornsberry and Mamie Heveline. 

Thank you to Deborah Garrett and Denise Wallace for organizing the Apple Pie Contest, and thanks to the Kentucky Dulcimer Gatherin’ group, which played and taught others to play throughout the day.

As always, many members of the Port William Historical Society worked diligently to plan the event and worked hard during the event, setting up, giving tours of the house, helping to keep things run smoothly, and cleaning up at the end.

Thanks also to Sam Burgess, Nancy Jo Grobmyer, Pat and Sheila Underwood, and Mary Ann Carrico. 

Finally, thanks to Cartmell’s Kentucky Junior Historical Society group, who helped throughout the day in many areas such as setting up tables and chairs, demonstrating time-period crafts and games, and cleaning up after the event.  Thanks to all the children who attended and participated in the Battle of the Classes and to the parents who brought them out!  You truly helped make the event a success.

I look forward to next year’s Kentucky Heritage Day and hope to see even more members of our community there.

Mary Louden, Events Committee
Port William Historical Society