Two-year-old Jacob Pittman enjoyed the antique car show at the eighth-annual Green Creek Heritage Festival on Sept. 9, 2006. Pittman will be 9 years old this year. (photo by Opal Sauve)
Two-year-old Jacob Pittman enjoyed the antique car show at the eighth-annual Green Creek Heritage Festival on Sept. 9, 2006. Pittman will be 9 years old this year. (photo by Opal Sauve)

Celebrating days of old

Published 10:33am Friday, August 23, 2013

It’s that time again!

Dozens of volunteers are working diligently to make this year’s Green Creek Heritage Festival the best ever. For the past 14 years, on the Saturday after Labor Day, Green Creek has “come alive” as thousands of people come to remember the old days and to celebrate our heritage.

This year’s heritage festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The popular antique car and truck show will be held at the Green Creek First Baptist Church. Many other activities will take place at the Green Creek Community Center, across the street from the church, including music, the Green Creek history room, crafts, games, demonstrations, an archery competition and classes, storytelling, a health fair and more. The Green Creek History Room will have a small Collinsville display, articles, photo books and hundreds of pictures of former students at Green Creek School.

And there will be food, lots of food. Barbecue plates and sandwiches will be available for purchase, as well as ice cream, lemonade, popcorn, hot dogs, drinks and bottled water.

Admission and parking are free, so come, bring your family and friends and spend the entire day there. You won’t want to miss this wonderful day of fun.

Everyone is also invited to watch the Edge of Polk Cross-County 5K footrace, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Green Creek Community Center.

A Poor Man’s Supper consisting of pinto beans, ham, cornbread and dessert will also be available inside the cafeteria there, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Happy Birthday to Henry Linder, Noah Frazier, Dale Edwards, Lisa Page, Evelyn Lockee, Dean Weaver, Dean Pittman and Preston White.

Among those celebrating wedding anniversaries are Scott and Christine Brand, Danny and Dale Edwards, Reggie and Paula Brown, John and Amy Maddox and Phil and Gayle Johnson. Congratulations to all of you.

Recently, I was really excited when I came across an entry in an old Green Creek High School Journal, written in the late 1920s by Amy Ellen Hines. She wrote long and lovingly about her years at Green Creek School.

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