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Historical society's old-fashioned event designed for kids

August 14, 2005|By BONNIE H. BRECHBILL

bonnieb@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - About 30 children enjoyed an Old-fashioned Children's Afternoon Saturday at the Waynesboro Historical Society.

The eighth annual event featured crafts, old-fashioned games and refreshments, a musical recital and a play.

All of the actors and musicians were children.

The heat and humidity did not hurt the turnout, organizers said. Several of the girls brought their American Girl dolls to display in the historical society during the recital.

Neighbors and friends Hannah Holtzman and Tessa Cordell of Greencastle, Pa., attended the event together and enjoyed "Home is Where the Heart Is," an American Girl play.

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Hannah, 8, said she liked the part when the characters finally arrive in Minnesota from Sweden, and 9-year-old Tessa liked "when they met each other again." Both are fans of the American Girl book series.

The craft for the event was a St. Lucia's crown with four candles, sized for an American Girl doll.

Waynesboro resident Petra Showalter, who depicted Kirsten in the play, is a home-schooled 7-year-old. She also played the piano and violin in the recital. Her brother Grantley, 9, played the part of Papa.

After changing out of her Kirsten costume, Petra hurried off to participate in the sack race.

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