Weekend Outlook: History on tap for weekend festivities

Published 9:35 am Friday, February 23, 2018

There’s plenty of history on the schedule this weekend around Winchester.

As February is Black History Month, the winchester Black History and Heritage Committee is hosting a banquet at 2 p.m. Saturday to honor veterans, including African-American veterans from Clark County.

Committee member Connie Curry said the banquet will feature retired Army Sgt. Major Dana Bowie, a Clark County native.

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The event titled “Honoring Those Who Served” will include a catered meal and live music from Prototype.

Curry said ticket sales have been so good, they added an extra 50 above the original 200.

Tickets are $10 for veterans and children, or $20 for adults. The event begins at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 37 N. Highland St.

Tickets will be available at the door or by calling Curry at 595-1072.

Elsewhere Saturday, the final fireside chat program of the season will be at Fort Boonesborough State Park in the fort. The evening will feature a first-person re-enactment of Maggie Delaney and includes a frontier fare dinner at 5:30 p.m. The presentation follows at 6:45 p.m.

Reservations are required. Call 859-527-3131 to inquire about tickets.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@bluegrassnewsmedia.com or call 859-759-0051.

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