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PERRY COUNTY – Activities in several communities will mark Perry County’s annual Dogwood Tour Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27. A weaving demonstration at the Shuabael Little Pioneer Village is scheduled for Friday.
Weekend events will include a Sunday chicken and dumpling dinner, bake sale and quilt raffle at St. Pius Church in Troy. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. Carryout dinners will also be available for purchase. For more information on St. Pius events, contact Jean Krutz at 719-8318.
On Sunday, April 27, chicken and pork-chop dinners will be served in Leopold Memorial Park. Serving will begin at 10 a.m. with a flea market and live entertainment under the park’s gazebo.
The Rome Dogwood Festival will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 27, at the old courthouse in Rome.
Dinners of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, slaw, a homemade dessert and tea or lemonade will be available. A concession stand will also serve hamburgers, cheeseburgers, barbecue and sodas.
The country store will have pies, cakes, bread, cookies and canned goods for sale.
The SweetWater Band will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Free sassafras tea will be offered and there will be wagon rides by Jim Krutz.
For more information, call 836- 2544, 836-2530 or 549-5503.
If weather allows for fieldwork, the Southern Indiana Draft Horse and Mule Club will demonstrate old-fashioned farming demonstrations Saturday and Sunday just outside of Rome. Guests can watch horses and mules plow and disc a field.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Shubael Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, village interpreters will be on hand as long as guests want to stay.
There will be tours of cabins and the Millstone School, which is being restored on the village grounds after being relocated there last year. Watch for signs on Indiana 66.
Tell City Historical Society Dogwood Exhibit
During the Dogwood Tour Saturday, April 26, the Tell City Historical Society will host a display of early uniforms from the War of 1812 and period dresses worn by women of the early 1800s will be presented by Dave and Frances McBeth and Ron and Earlene Bower from Harrison County.
Also on display will be the equipment a soldier and the militia would have used during the War of 1812. Hours at the museum will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
See Page 2 for a story on Dogwood activities at the museum.
A workshop for people interested in the art of weaving will be held at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village at 9 a.m. Friday, April 25.
The community workshop will be conducted by professional weaver Joe Burch of the Louisville area, who produces both utilitarian ware and art objects on the loom.
Burch will demonstrate techniques of making old-fashioned hit-and-miss rag rugs using a large-timbered floor loom.
He will also demonstrate the art of yarn weaving on small, tabletop looms.
The public is invited to attend and admission is free. Donations will be accepted.
Participants should take a light lunch or snacks and drinks.
Registration is required by calling village treasurer Carolyn Hammack at 547-6594.