In addition to many of the traditional festival offerings such as
community contests, the Little Miss and Cutest Little Farmer
contest, and of course, a great parade on Saturday, the Mount
Pulaski Courthouse Foundation will offer the following special
Friday, September 9th
On Friday, at 3 p.m., Fred Lipp will demonstrate how to make a
Muzzle Loader gun. Fred has made several such guns and also
participates in various shooting events with his creations.
From 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Tom Martin, of the Courthouse
Foundation, will read several childrenís books about Mount Pulaskiís
favorite historical person; Abraham Lincoln. Perhaps he will read
about Lincolnís horse named Bob or about what made him grow a beard.
Saturday, September 10th
On Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Lola Toohey will
demonstrate hooking a rug. You could learn how to make your own rug.
The Courthouse will be closed from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday for
the annual Fall Festival Parade.
At 2:15 p.m., Carla Mayernick, author of "Where Is Abe?" will read
aloud her children's book. There will also be books for sale, and a
book signing event to go along with the reading.
At 3 p.m. Charles Buie will demonstrate wood barrel making. In its
history, wood barrels were plentiful in Mount Pulaski during
prohibition, as whiskey was made in Mount Pulaski and shipped in
barrels to other places. That is where the town's nickname ďVinegar
Hill" comes from. Charles will also show how to make a wooden
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Voice your opinion
As the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Foundation moves to the next phase of
repairs, the paint on the outside of the east wall of the courthouse
will be removed. After drying out for a year, new, breathable paint
will be put on. Then another period of waiting will follow before
other walls will be done. Vote to paint the Courthouse red as it is
now, return it to the original brick, or paint it white.
The Mount Pulaski Courthouse always welcomes new volunteers. Call
Barbara Stroud-Borth to learn more: 217-792-5126, or 217-792-3919.