Grand Opening of the Jamestown Press Building

Saturday, August 14th from 7:30 am to 10:30 am

The Town of Jamestown will be the site of a historical event the weekend of August 14 and 15, 2004. A gala weekend is being planned for the grand opening of the Jamestown Press Building. The Jamestown Press Building, home of the Jackson Township Historical Society, will house displays of items relating to Jackson Township and part of the building will house the only printing museum in Indiana.

The weekend will begin with the 3rd annual Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Historical Society and the Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, August 14th from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. Lori Borgman, whose humor column on parenting and family life appears in The Indianapolis Star and is distributed nationally, will be at the breakfast to sign copies of her book, "Pass The Faith, Please." Borgman will speak at 11:00 am for 30-45 minutes at Cochran's Banquet Hall, 29 West Main Street in Jamestown. The subject of her talk will be, "The State of the Family Address: Musings from the Kitchen Cabinet."

State Representative Jeff Thompson and other dignitaries will be present on the 14th for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:00 pm at The Jamestown Press Building. The building will remain open until late evening.

Although Dick Wolfsie will be unable to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony, autographed copies of his new book, Barney - The Stray Beagle Who Became a TV Star and Stole Our Hearts will be for sale at the Press building. Barney's last personal appearance was in Jamestown at the August 2003 pancake breakfast.

The historical society's Advance branch, the Advance Bank building, will also be open on Saturday, August 14th from 2:00 pm to 5:00pm. Both buildings will be open on Sunday, August 15th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Saturday, August 14 Events:

Clowns in downtown park in the afternoon — face painting and balloons.

Sandwiches and other food will be served all day at the fire station by the historical society and the fire department. Local restaurants and businesses will be open.

Booth space is available in the downtown park. Please contact Marilyn Kernodle at 765-676-5114.

Dark until??-Slide Show in the Downtown Park. Slides from the 50's through early 80's will be shown. Slides include 1963 when Wells went to the Basketball Regional at Lafayette, Jamestown street scenes and much more. Bring your lawn chairs for a very enjoyable evening and plan to reminisce.

The North Salem State Bank sponsors Saturday's entertainment.

Sunday, August 15th Events:


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