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Sixth annual museum gala Aug. 4

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Grand Champion Barrow winner Hannah Ames holds her banner high during the Putnam County Fair Swine Show Monday night.
The Putnam County Museum invites the public to help them celebrate another great year at their annual gala dinner and membership meeting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 in the DePauw University Union Building Ballroom.

The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members, and all profits will benefit the Museum.

From 5-6 p.m., the sounds of the Provine Jazz Trio will accompany conversation over drinks from the cash bar and the silent auction. Organized by Steve and Laura Stamper, the auction will feature several pieces of Peeler pottery, items of local historical interest, and lots surprises. Dinner at 6 pm will be followed by the annual membership meeting highlighting the Museum's achievements, electing a new board, and approving by-law changes. At 7 p.m., Dick Wolfsie will delight the audience with stories of the quirky, the offbeat, and the unusual from his travels documented in "Indiana Curiosities, the 300 most off-the-wall people and places in Indiana."

For the past 15 years on WISH-TV's Daybreak, Dick Wolfsie has lent his unique brand of wit and humor to the screen. His video essays and personal stories are unique to Indiana television. He is presently a weekly humor columnist for 25 central Indiana newspapers. Wolfsie will also be available on Aug. 4, from 2-4 pm for a book signing at the Museum. He promises a most amusing capstone to the celebration.

Contact the Museum at 653-8419 or museum@co .putnam.in.us by July 27 to reserve a seat for this great evening of food and fun.

The Putnam County Museum is located at 1105 N. Jackson St. in Greencastle. The museum collects, preserves, and interprets the natural, historical, and cultural heritage of the county and its people through education, exhibits and special programs.

Museum hours are Tuesday - Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and by appointment. Additional information can be obtained at the website www.co.putnam.in.us/Museum.

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