Around Town: Group organizes trip back in time

December 07, 2003|ANNABEL GIRARD

A glimpse back in time - along with a shopping adventure - is in store Friday and Saturday.

The Salt River Long Rifles group is sponsoring a trade fair and Christmas market at the American Legion Hall in Perryville. Hours will be noon-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Larry Wilcher, who is helping organizing the event, said all the items for sale by crafters from 11 states will be from or be reproductions of the 1750-1840 time frame.

Wilcher could hardly contain his excitement as he described the chance to buy tin and copper crafts, clothing and guns in the style of that time period. "This is a major thing."


Even if you aren't in a shopping mood, the entire event should be enjoyable to walk through.

On Saturday, there will be a demonstration of an old-time method of tanning deer hide using cooked brains. Wilcher said one man is coming from Illinois just because that craft is being demonstrated.

Sea gull sighting

The sea gulls are here, the sea gulls are here.

Recently, a woman was driving to Danville on U.S. 127 when she spotted a sea gull in Casey County.

The sea gull was being chased by a great blue heron, which she described as huge. The gull escaped.

"It was the first time I've seen a sea gull in Casey County, but I don't think it could have been anything else."

Random Act of Kindness

Darlene Chambers has already received a good dose of Christmas blessings.

About a week ago, she was at the Southtown Center having a medical test. In her purse was her planning book and inside that she had tucked the envelope containing the money from her pay check she had just cashed.

It wasn't until she got home that she realized her planner and the cash had dropped out somewhere along the way. She retraced her steps, but no planner, no cash.

Then her niece, who is listed in the book as a contact person, called. She had been contacted by a person trying to find Chambers to report that the planner and money was safe.

The woman had been at Southtown at the same time as Chambers. When the woman left, she and her husband found the planning book and the money in the parking lot.

"I was so happy," Chambers said. "I just want people to know there are good, honest Christian people out there. ... They would not take anything."

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