Newkirk Main Street receives grant for Charlie Adams Day storytellers

(August 15, 2019)

Newkirk Main Street is reminding everyone that it is once again hosting Charlie’s Storytellers at its annual Charlie Adams Day festival.  The event is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities.

Charlie Adams Day will take place on Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the Kay County Courthouse Lawn. Charlie’s Storytellers, specifically, will be located off the southwest corner of the Courthouse.

Charlie’s Storytellers will feature Newkirk citizens portraying locally significant characters and their stories, including but not limited to Ivy Gildhouse, portrayed by her daughter, Carol Gildhouse Henson, Jim Williams, portrayed by Tim Henson, Agnes Wanko Schoonover, portrayed by Hannah Cross, Lorene Endicott, portrayed by Kim Shafer Shanks, Dr. H.O. Gowey, portrayed by Bob Rodgers, Clarence Pinkham, portrayed by Brian Hermanson and Lucy Davis historic participation in the Cherokee Outlet Land Run by the Newkirk 4-H Go-Getters.

Funding for this program is provided in part by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

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