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Corn shuck doll making Sunday at Harmony Hall

During the time of the Revolutionary War, dolls were made for children by using corn shucks. Retired school teacher Judy Elkins knows how to a make a doll from a corn shuck and is willing to teach you Sunday, Nov. 16 at Harmony Hall Plantation Village. The historic facility will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Also Sunday, Mat Patterson will be working in the blacksmith shop, Tony Parnell will be cooking food in an iron pot in the recently enclosed heater room, and the General Store will be open. Other activities include a horseshoe pit and an area to throw tomahawks at wooden blocks.

Backwoods Militia members are encouraged to be at Harmony Hall on Sunday to prepare for the re-enactment of the French and Indian War skirmish that is scheduled to take place Dec. 6. Activities will begin at 10 a.m. with bluegrass music and conclude with the re-enactment at 3 p.m.

Bladen County Historical Society committee members Ethan DeBarge, Bobby Lewis, Eric Melvin, Brandon Moore, Bobby DeVane, Tony Parnell, Butch Adams, Mareen Bell, Sunday Allen, Madison Garner, Scott Lewis and Adam Marlowe are asked to meet Sunday, Nov. 16 at Harmony Hall to help organize the event.

Harmony Hall accepts donations, but does not charge admission. The plantation is located between Tar Heel and White Oak. For directions, go to http://goo.gl/maps/XZ3uD

For more information, call Field Marshal Bobby Lewis at (910) 874-4011 or visit Harmony Hall Plantation on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Harmony-Hall-Plantation/237122099679294


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