Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cemetery Theatre - 1

I'm certain that the Cemetery Theatre at our Sesquicentennial celebration will be remembered for a long, long time. The presenters did a fabulous job and it was such a wonderful opportunity to hear about some of the people who have in some way touched the lives of everyone who has grown up or lived in Bevier. From the top:

Frank Chiarottino, the first Italian to settle in Bevier. He arrived in 1890 and his family has been growing strong ever since.

Robert (Bob) Lobmire, who will long be remembered as the guy who could remember...just about anything concerning Bevier!

Edi and Sita Pappenfoht...who came to this country to start a new life after WWII. The love and family spirit they brought to our community will live on for generations to come.

Hardie Smith, our "Mr. Fixit" who came to our rescue at all hours, in all weather. A true neighbor in every sense of the word.

Francis Dunn Jones, the Welsh immigrant who started the Bevier Appeal newspaper, a publication that not only chronicled our early history and family events, but also helped countless immigrants learn to read. ~cg

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