Sunday, November 20, 2011


The Members of the Bacon Creek Historical Society & BOAZ would like to take a moment to thank everyone who participated during our First Annual Bacon Creek Station Celebration. It takes an entire community to make such a huge event successful! We cherish our rich history and those in our community who sacrifice their time and extend their talents to make sure our history is passed on from one generation to the next, deserve our thanks and our encouragement. We would like to thank Sue from Appalachian Regional Commission, Jane from Brushy Fork Institute, the Carman Sisters for leasing us the historic Jameson House site, Tommy Atteberry for allowing us the use of his buildings, Hardy's Construction for donating heavy equipment and operator time, Don Johnson, Kim Cook, Colby Smith, Sherman Bowman, Rickey Hardy, Arvin Pennington, Bradley Riggs , Gaines Riggs, Gilbert Hutchson, Brandon Brooks, Cindy Johnson, Linda Watts, Suellyn White, and Robert Smith for working to get the event site ready.

Thank you to our featured weekend performers; Bonnieville Elementary school, Shelly Dickerson & The 'Singing Bees', Connie Denney, The James & Tana Smith Family; Olivia, Moriah, Claira, Elijah, & Josiah. Special recognition to Olivia Smith who gave "period dance" lessons Saturday. Thanks also to Kim Cook, Brad Quinlin, Connie Denney, Sylvia Cox, Suellyn White, & Donna Irwin for their book & poetry readings. Our 2011 Living Historians:

JW & Donna Binion (Pres Jeff Davis & Mrs. Davis), Ron & Marti Perrin (Gen & Mrs. Grant), Steve Lindsey & Lisa Lindsey (Gov & Mrs. John Helm), Richard Hargreaves & Valerie Perris (General & Mrs. Duke) & June Fields (General Lee), who also held Sunday services. Thank you to Bonnieville Elementary and Principal Lori Chapman for participating in the "Living History" Education program on Friday, which we are planning on expanding next year.

Thank you to our 2011 Special Event sponsors: Tommy Atteberry & T's AUTO for sponsoring the Sharpshooters Black Powder Contest. The Official 2011 Bacon Creek Station Sharpshooter was Donna Poteet from the 24th KY. Donna received a $500 cash prize for nailing the target, a replica of an Ace from an 1860 deck of cards. Thanks to the raffle item donors: Robert & Carolyn Smith for donating a beautiful print, and the Colby Smith family for donating a DVD Civil War Journal gift-set. Sunday was Fran Bowsher's lucky day; her name was drawn as winner of both raffle items. BOAZ sponsored The Blue Ribbon Pie Contest. Blue Ribbon Winners: 1st place; MILLIE SRYGLER for her Apple Pie - 2nd place; WANDA GREGORY for her Butterscotch Pie. Congratulations to all of our event winners !

Thank you to the Appalachia Regional Commission, Brushy Fork Institute of Berea College, members of the Bacon Creek Historical Society, BOAZ Foundation, City Of Bonnieville, Rickey Hardy Family, Hardy’s Construction, Don Johnson Family, Frenchman Knob Farms, Kim Cook Family, Mark Meredeth Family, Cave City McDonalds, Cave City Long John Silvers-A&W, CAVELAND Inc., Coca Cola, Clauson Family, Country Corner Market, Elliott Legacy, Family Health Center of Hart County, Hart County Rescue, Horse Cave LOVES Truck Stop, Houchens Cave City, Kentucky Cattleman’s Association, SCRTC, WBKO & Oscarware.

Thank you to Jeanne Isaacs of Sweet Ladies Mercantile, and Glenda Shields of Glenda’s Sewing Shop; who came to Bonnieville Baptist and set up shop for the community to see period clothing, items and accessories. Thanks to all the Sewing Circle Ladies, all who attended the circles, especially our sweet sewers; Bonita Hendren, Suellyn White, Patricia Tyson, Janet Clauson, Glenda Shields. The sewing circle will continue and in addition to sewing period items, we will include lessons on crocheting, tatting and quilting, additional information will be forthcoming.

Thank you to our community churches for the use of the tent and for furnishing items for the Saturday Community Dinner: Bethel Missionary, Bonnieville Baptist, Calvary Baptist, Campground Methodist, Church of God of Prophecy, Concord & Mt Pisgah Church Families donated side items and drinks. Thank you to everyone who served; Cindy Johnson, Shirley Dye, Suellyn White, Patricia Tyson, Carolyn Beckett, Wanda Gregory, Morgan Cobb, Janet Clauson, and Linda Watts.

We were honored to have informational tables set up representing: BOAZ, BCHS, Hart Co Chamber, & Kentucky Waterways Alliance. Michael set up a mini-bookstore representing Horse Cave's Two Bears and a Dog Books. Authors graciously available for book signings included; Susan B. Dyer "Lincoln's Advocate The Life of Judge Joseph Holt", Brad Quinlin & Joshua Haugh authors "Duty Well Performed" & "On The Line of Bacon Creek" penned by Brad Quinlin & Kim Cook. Food & store vendors included; Hart County Rescue Squad, Karen Meeks Shaved Ice, & Beverly Puckett foods. Handmade, hand painted and period items were available from Glenda Shields Glenda's Sewing Shop, Tammy Coleman, Christine Barnum Bear Flag Mercantile, and Brandy Rothgerber of Home Sweet Home, American Made online sales.

We have already begun making plans for our Second Annual Bacon Creek Station Celebration, it will be held the last weekend in October on the 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2012. We are looking for 2012 Event sponsors, as you can imagine it takes a great deal of money, time and effort to make an entire weekend event a great success. If you are interested in helping us by becoming an event sponsor or volunteering in any way please contact the Bacon Creek Station Event Coordinator Chair, Linda Watts. Everyone is encouraged to come and be a part of any of our events, volunteers are always welcome.

There is always something going on in Bonnieville!

Thank You One and All,

Linda Watts

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