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June 20, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For June 21

CLARK COUNTY

Celebrate George Rogers Clark

The Falls of the Ohio State Park will celebrate the life and times of George Rogers Clark this weekend, June 22 and 23.

George Rogers Clark Days will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the George Rogers Clark Home Site, 1102 W. Harrison Ave., Clarksville. 

Wes and Donna Griffin will perform period music on the hammered dulcimer from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Re-enactors portraying members of the Clark Family and 18th- and 19th-century militiamen, surveyors and frontiersmen will appear throughout the event. The event also will include atlatl throwing (Indian spear throwing), vendors with period crafts, speakers, musicians, children’s activities and more. 

Special tours of the Clark and McGee cabins and gardens will be given. The McGee cabin was the home of Ben and Venus McGee who were indentured servants to General Clark. The cabin represents one of the first freed-slave communities in the Northwest Territory, named Guinea Bottoms, which was built around 1812.

The Clark Home Site is part of the Falls of the Ohio State Park,  201 W. Riverside Dr., Clarksville,  For more information and to make a group reservation, call 812- 280-9970.

 

UTICA

Casting women holding dinner

The Women’s Auxiliary of the Clark County Casting and Conservation Club is sponsoring a steak dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22,  at the Clubhouse, Conservation Drive, Utica. 

The tickets are on sale at the club for $13 each and include steak, baked potato, green beans, salad, roll and drink. Homemade desserts will be available for purchase. There will be music in the bar area.

 

FLOYD COUNTY

Democrat Women’s Club to meet

The Floyd County Democrat Women will meet to discuss the reorganization of the women’s club at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the 40 & 8 Voiture Club, 221 Albany St., New Albany.

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