Friday, June 4, 2010
Black Jack Saturday--Battles and Buds!
Thank God we've gotten moved into our new home in time for the reenactment at Black Jack Battlefield. Coordinated by my good friend, Shane Seley, co-owner of Wideawake Films, this promises to be the best yet. I can hardly to wait to see so many old friends and introduce Gary to even more of my "hysterian" buds like Greg Higginbotham, with Shane above; now that's a pair to draw to! This photo was taken while they were working on the really excellent Wilson's Creek documentary.
By the way, Jan Biles did a great little feature on this event in the Topeka Capital Journal: http://cjonline.com/news/local/2010-05-30/black_jack_battle_to_be_re_enacted
The Lecompoton Reenactors will add their historical and dramatic abilities to the event which will raise money for the preservation of the site. So many people have worked so hard and so long to keep this spot along the Santa Fe Trail viable and to educate the public about the first engagement of the Civil War. I know there's a lot going on, but take time if you can to visit.
The Cap-Journal does a great job of letting folks know about events in the area and just want to take a minute to thank Bill Blankenship, Steve Fry, Jan Biles and a host of others who work very hard to showcase local talent and effort. Which reminds me: Art Walk tonight. This is absolutely the best party in town and it's FREE!!! After the Art Walk, check out our local music scene. Visit topekatonight.com for details.
Is this a great country or what?