Re-enactors to be featured on WLEX

August 31, 2003|ANNABEL GIRARD

Larry Wilcher and his daughter, Chloe, will be featured Tuesday on WLEX's 12:30 p.m. news show.

Wilcher and Chloe are primitive re-enactors, demonstrating skills used by pioneers who lived between 1750-1840. Chloe, a seventh-grader at Boyle County Middle School, has been learning the skills since she was five. "She shoots a flintlock rifle and can throw a tomahawk," Wilcher said.

The publicity is to showcase the Primitive Rendezvous, a re-enactment encampment, that will be held this weekend at the Mercer County Fish and Game Club, located on U.S. 68 about halfway between Perryville and Harrodsburg.

On Saturday, the event is open to the public between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. where skills, such as building a fire with flint and steel, throwing a tomahawk, trapping, and blacksmithing, will be demonstrated. School classes will be there on Friday. Students will have a chance to observe and learn a few skills themselves.


Wilcher, a member of the Salt River Long Rifles, has been re-enacting pioneer skills for about 12 years. In his 21st century life, he is a printer for R.R. Donnelley & Sons.

Richardson speaks in New York City

Bruce Richardson of Elmwood Inn in Perryville was in New York City recently and had a chance of a lifetime opportunity.

He was the speaker at an afternoon tea series at the St. Regis Hotel and had some time before the talk. Wanting to check out another tearoom, Richardson walked a short distance to a tearoom he had heard about.

"As you know, the tables are pretty close together," he said.

As he enjoyed his tea, he heard two women mentioning such names as Haley-Cooke and other Louisville places, so he asked, "Are you from Kentucky?"

They had formerly lived in Louisville. He said he was from Kentucky and they asked, "What town?"

"Perryville," he replied.

In unison, the two women asked in a quite excited voices: "Have you ever been to the Elmwood Inn?"

"I am the Elmwood Inn," Richardson said.

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