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Archive for Friday, May 4, 2012

25 years ago: Overcast skies fail to dampen spirits at Art in the Park

May 4, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 4, 1987:

  • They came, they looked, they "shopped like crazy," according to Lawrence Art Guild president Diana Dunkley, who was speaking of the annual Art in the Park this past Sunday. Music was provided by such groups as the City Union Band, the New Grange Ensemble, and the Junkyard Jazz Band as lines formed at the booths selling the artists' wares. Blown glass, oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, quilts, clothing, jewelry, iron work, and baskets were among the works featured. Cloudy skies had not deterred the art-lovers from attending, but as thunderstorms closed in, the event had closed down a little earlier than planned.
  • Citing management problems, the Douglas County Commission today dismissed Ruth Faulk, administrator of the county-owned Valleyview Care Home. Ted McFarlane was assigned as temporary administrator of the facility at 2518 Ridge Court.

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