The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

June 10, 2013

Residents are encouraged to attend Enid’s Chautauqua

Education can be fun, even if you are older.

That’s why we encourage people to go to the Chautauqua events under the tent at Humphrey Heritage Village at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.

Events will begin today and continue through Saturday. Each day starts with a workshop at 10:30 a.m., a second workshop at noon, entertainment at 6:30 p.m. and a character presentation at 7:30 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Anything Goes: America in the 1920s.”

Re-enactors and their characters are:

• Doug Watson, a Shawnee resident, will portray Oklahoma’s own Will Rogers today.

• Doug Mishler will portray innovative Henry Ford on Wednesday.

• Ilene Evans will bring to life aviatrix Bessie Coleman on Thursday.

• Gene Worthington will appear as baseball legend Babe Ruth on Friday.

• Debra Conner will portray dapper flapper Zelda Fitzgerald on Saturday.

Chautauqua has been a popular event in Enid for many years. During workshops, those attending are able to interact with the scholars.

All events are free, and concessions will be sold 6-7:15 p.m. each night.

We’d encourage you to get out and participate. The 1920s were an interesting period in our country’s history.

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