Letter to the Editor

Reenactment was great fun for participant

Friday, September 25, 2009

To the Editor:

I would like to compliment and heartily thank all the persons who were involved in the reenactment of the 1933 Dillinger Gang Robbery of the Central National Bank:

Hollie Wyatt was tireless in her efforts to organize and manage the entire Pioneer Days celebration of which the re-enactment was a part. She dedicated an amazing amount of time and effort to create what should become an annual event that helps to enrich the lives of all Greencastle residents.

Hollie rounded up costumes and toy guns and helped to coordinate the participation of the members of the Dillinger family and Carol Sissom, the author of "Banking with Dillinger."

Kelly McMahon did an excellent portrayal of the teller on duty at the time of the robbery and her co-worker Amanda Deakins, was instrumental in helping us to prepare for the event by creating wanted posters and the articles that provided the background information and timeline.

I want to give special recognition to Ronnie Cook for the use of his beautiful 1933 Ford and for his performance as both the getaway driver and lookout.

Laura Stamper gave a wonderful and humorous performance as the elderly foreign woman who told the crooks in no uncertain terms what she thought of them.

Jerry Wardlow played an excellent innocent bystander as the farmer and Officer Smiley was quite convincing as the sheriff.

I would be remiss if I failed to mention Kent Weigel from National City Bank, who played the ruthless Harry Pierpont, my partner in crime.

I would also like to thank my employees for their support and for "holding down the fort" while I was away.

We all had a very good time and hope that everyone who stopped by enjoyed themselves.

Mark Nogelmeier

Asst. Vice President

Branch Manager

National City Bank