The 2nd Annual Columbus Historic
Celebration was held in the Commons Mall on Saturday, April 14th, 2007. Thanks
go to the Historic Columbus Indiana Committee Members, and Michelle Bottorff,
Executive Director of the Bartholomew County Historical Society for heading up
our Committee. There were over 40 tables of Columbus historical displays, plus
many guest speakers and music groups. Because of all these dedicated people, the
Celebration was a great success. We estimate a crowd of over 1,000 attended.
A Big Thanks to all who
participated! Thanks to both Richard and my
daughter for recording most of the speakers of the day. I will be adding clips from the Guest Speakers
on this page in the near future, so be sure to stop back.
I hope you enjoy the pictures from
our Celebration! (And the song on this page!)
The entire Historic Columbus
Committee is excited about the prospects of getting the 3rd Annual Columbus
Historic Celebration in the planning stages very soon. It is hoped that this
Celebration, one day out of the year where we recognize our heritage, will
continue to expand and grow beyond our wildest expectations...
Mayor Fred Armstrong proclaimed that Saturday,
April 14th, was David Sechrest Day, in honor of coming up with the idea
of having a Historic Columbus day.
Margo Hughey is recognized by Mayor Fred for all
her hard work on this year's event.
Wanda Hunter brought memorabilia of Ken Maynard
One of the Committee members who brought Arvin
products for display.
Linda helped out at the Welcome Table.
Acknowledging the Committee Members.
Babs helps out at the Welcome Table.
Margie lends a hand at the Welcome Table.
Jerry Castor and Sam Simmermaker share stories
about their radio days.
Sam Simmermaker was our Guest MC for the morning.
Sam did a wonderful job!
The Historic Columbus Indiana Committee Members
Sam Simmermaker and the Historic Columbus Indiana
It is sad to note that pictures were not taken of
all display, nor were pictures taken of all speakers, and I apologize
for this oversight.
John Rondot brought his collection of "Columbus
Sam introduces the Indiana Children's Choir
Major General John Hoff Distinguished Speaker
Memories of Atterbury-Bakalar Air Force Base
Chordlighters VLQ Barbershop Music
Half-Time MC Jim Burgan Introduced The Group
Sam kicks off the activites
The Indiana Children's Choir
Mayor Fred & Margo