The Rockport Journal, June 14, 1935

Article was typed as it was worded in newspaper.

Dedication Service Plans Taking Form


In the City Park on July 4th the reception committees are to be stationed on the north side of the Pioneer Village and outside the stockade. Registration places are to be there for McGuffey Club members and Press Club members. Badges are to be pinned on these persons which pass them into the village as special guests of the day.

A ten cent admission fee is to be charged to make a tour of the village. This fee is necessary to cover the expenses of the equipment of the cabins and other expenses. There is no charge to enter the park or to hear the fine program of music and speeches or to picnic in the lovely park.

Many attractions are being arranged by the committee under the direction of Frank Stewart, Henry Hoch, Hilbert Bennett, Thomas Fortune and Charles Link.

A mammoth parade opens the day’s celebration, led by Loney Parsley, marshal of the parade and marshal of the Lincoln Pioneer Village activities.

Actors are being selected for the parts of pioneers, costumes being made and many clubs very busy with the plans for their part in the village life.

The Historical Society and all committees are meeting each Monday night in the court house to perfect plans for the big celebration.

Invitations have been printed and are being sent out this week to noted people and historians in many states.

Rockport is to play host to a large number of distinguished guests on July 4th and everyone is urged to decorate their homes in flags and bunting and to have all weeds and grass cut and to have the entire town looking its best. Shrubs and flowers for the pioneer village have been donated by Mr. Kochersperger, Sr., Mrs. M. Weil, Mrs. John Buxton and iron kettles by Roy Martin and Trinkle Bros.

Every antique gift to the village is much appreciated by the Spencer County Historical Society.

Money donations since the last report are: Lorena Hargis Craig 50c, Kate Milner Rabb, Indianapolis, $2, Mrs. Velva Sharp $1 and Dr. and Mrs. C. S. Baker, Evansville, $2, Sam Myers, Washington, D. C., $1, Tara Ellis, $1, Emma Feigel 25c, Laura Ellis Payne, $1, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Pierson, Grandview, $1, third grade school children of Rockport 50c, St. Bernard’s Catholic Guild $2.50.