"Heritage Festival 2002" Plans Are Underway
Plans for “The Heritage Festival, 2002” are well underway with Betty Jones
at the helm.
Betty, this year's Festival Chairwoman, has been meeting with the committee chairmen
since early in January and is really doing a great job in this capacity.
Nathalie Edmunds, Festival Chairwoman for many years, is serving as the co-ordinator of
the Huron Street activities and our Museum is high on her list of prominent sites.
The historical old house will be open to the public, free of charge, on all three days
of the Festival, August 16, 17 and 18. Visitors will get a tour of the rooms and see the
furnishings, utensils and personal items used by the residents of Ypsilanti in the 1800s.
Many docents, male ad female, are needed to guide our visitors through the Museum
during the Festival. This is an opportunity to get better acquainted with the history of Ypsilanti,
be of significant help to visitors during a two hour shift, and work in
air-conditioned comfort. Very little training is needed. Each docent i provided with a “guide
card” bearing the information about the area to which they've been assigned.
If you think you'd like to be a volunteer (and have a nice break from the August heat),
please call Joan Carpenter … 971-0536. Your help will be greatly appreciated!
Rain on Monday means several rainy days that week.
If the sun sets clear on Tuesday, expect rain before Friday.
If it rains on the “first of the month,” most of the month will be wet.
Rain on the first Sunday of the month means rain on the three following Sundays
If dandelions bloom in April, expect a hot, wet July.
If the sun sets behind the clouds on Thursday, expect rain before Saturday.
A windstorm on New Year's Day means floods later in the year.