Old Fashioned Sunday At Historic Village To Celebrate American Spirit

Sept. 21, 2001

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University's Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village will celebrate the American spirit and the coming together of the community during "An Old Fashioned Sunday," from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. The Historic Village is located off University Parks Drive behind the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center.

Dr. Paul Powell, dean of George W. Truett Seminary, will preach on "Thee Old Time Religion" during services at the village church at 9:30 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. A hymn sing, including patriotic hymns, will be held between services.

At noon, everyone is invited to enjoy an old-fashioned picnic lunch featuring fried chicken and all the trimmings, while listening to bluegrass music provided by the Wortham String Benders.

After lunch and between services, visitors may stroll around the village where they can sample homemade ice cream and shop for handmade crafts. Basket making, woodcarving, china painting and weaving are a few of the traditional crafts that will be demonstrated and sold. Children of all ages can participate in sack races, three-legged races and other traditional outdoor games.

Choirs, including the Baylor Religious Hour Choir, Baylor's Heavenly Voices, Greater New Light Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir and the New Horizon Missionary Baptist Choir, as well as ensembles from the Baylor Senior Adult Choir, will perform old standards, patriotic hymns and gospel songs in the air-conditioned church throughout the afternoon. Cowboy poet Sherrod Fielden of Meridian will recite his poetry between choral performances.

The event is free to the public, but lunch tickets are $7. For reservations, call 710-1160.

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