Copperas Cove Historical Society discusses plans for city’s 141st birthday
By BRITTANY FHOLER
The Copperas Cove Historical Society discussed its plans for the city’s 141st birthday and their presence at the Five Hills Art Guild’s Art Festival at Ogletree Gap during their regular meeting held Wednesday evening at the Copperas Cove Public Library.
The Copperas Cove Historical Society hopes to start a new tradition each year around the city’s birthday of laying wreaths at the gravesites of the pioneer settlers located in the Pioneer Cemetery in the Walker Place subdivision. At 9:30 a.m. on March 28, the Saturday following the city’s 141st birthday, the Copperas Cove Historical Society is inviting the public to join them in laying wreaths.
Following the wreath laying, the Five Hills Art Guild will be holding a mural unveiling for three murals on the walls of H.I.S. Contractors in the downtown area, in honor of the city’s birthday.
The group also discussed the Historical Society’s presence at the Five Hills Art Guild’s Art Fest at the Gap, scheduled to be held April 25 and 26, at Ogletree Gap Park.
Members of the Historical Society will be dressed in historical garb as they man different booths offering arts and crafts activities that will highlight the simpler times, such as a spinning wheel and weaving loom as well as butter churning. Activities for kids will include making necklaces out of dry pasta painted bronze and turquoise, and making dolls out of yarn. Library Director Kevin Marsh will staff a leather working station, where people will have the opportunity to see how leather gets stretched and even try to stretch it themselves.
The Historical Society will be able to use the old Post Office building that is currently fenced off in Ogletree Gap.
“We’re there as part of the historical society, trying to basically bring the Post Office back to life, the stagecoach back to life,” Marsh said.