El Paso Public Library 1906-2011

Contact

Marie Bogner 
Friends of the El Paso Public Library 
marieb@elpaso.net 
309-527-3693 

When

Saturday August 20, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT

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Where

El Paso Public Library 
149 W. First Street
El Paso, IL 61738
 

 
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The Friends of the El Paso Public Library Invite You This Fundraising Event*-

HOBO DAY - EL PASO, IL - QUILTS, TRAINS, HISTORY Saturday,  August 20, 2011

Featuring Guest Speaker-

Author, Debra Henninger Debra G. Henninger      

Author of:

HOBO QUILTS- 55+ Original Blocks Based on    the Secret Language of Riding the Rails

"When I was a child, my mom, Juanita Penman, would tell the story of her great-grandmother feeding the hobos.  Her great-grandmother was an excellent cook and the fence post was marked to let all hobos know they would be fed for doing chores.........From the 1880s to the 1940s, hobos were a part of American life, with up to 250,000 travelers on the road at one time.....Most saw them as honest, honorable people caught in extraordinary times....Most importantly, this subculture was a significant part of American history that is worthy of remembrance."  D.H.

Mulligan Stew Hobo Quilt

Come and Join Us For a Fun and Exciting Day of Activities Including:

  • AUTHOR'S TALK AND TRUNK SHOW
  • FABRIC AND BOOK SALES AND BOOK SIGNING
  • HOBO QUILT & HOBO ART GLASS RAFFLE**
  • COLLECTIBLE QUILT EXHIBITS / PERIOD MEMORABILIA EXHIBITS / ARCHIVE PHOTO EXHIBITS***
  • HOBO SYMBOL SCAVENGER HUNT AND PRIZES
  • HISTORIC TRAIN STATION TOUR AND N-TRAK TRAIN DEMONSTRATIONS
  • HOBO MARKET AND UNIQUE VENDORS MARKET
  • MAKE & TAKE PROJECTS and much more                                                                                       
    ***All Event Locations Offer Ground Level Accessibility and Are Centrally Located          in El Paso. All Sites, Excepting the Historic Train Depot, are Air-Conditioned.                  This is a Rain or Shine Event.

            Quilt and Art Glass Photo 

**EACH PAID REGISTRANT WILL RECEIVE ONE COMPLIMENTARY CHANCE TO WIN THIS ORIGINAL 18 x 30 HOBO SYMBOL ART GLASS DESIGNED AND CREATED BY THE   AARON BOGNER FAMILY, OR THIS 40X40 HOBO QUILT DESIGNED AND PIECED BY         GAIL BOZARTH AND THE FRIENDS OF THE EL PASO LIBRARY. (Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase at the El Paso Library and El Paso Heartland Bank locations.)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • 10 a.m. Pick up your ticket packet at the Historic El Paso Public Library,          149 W. First Street, El Paso.  
  • 10 a.m - 1 p.m: Peruse the Collectible Quilt and Fiber Arts Displays, Depression Era Memorabilia & Period Photo Exhibits. Hunt for Hobo Symbols Hidden Throughout El Paso to Win a Hobo Prize. Create a Hobo Make & Take Project and Watch Model Trains Run at the Historic El Paso Train Station.   
  • 1:30 - 3 p.m: Author, Deb Henninger, Will Present A Trunk Show & Reflect Upon Her Experience of Writing Hobo Quilts and The Creation of Her Exclusive Hobo Quilt Blocks and Designs.  
  • AND BECAUSE YOU WILL WANT TO SHOP, Deb Henninger Will Have Plenty of Hobo Quilt Fabrics, Kits, and Books to Sign & Sell- Plus Additional Fabrics and Products from Her Three Quilting Stores.  We Have Also Personally Invited a Group of Talented and Unique Vendors Who Will Be Offering a Variety of Items for Your Purchasing Pleasure.  The Vendor Store Will Remain Open Until 4 p.m. 
  • ALL OF THIS ACTIVITY IS SURE TO MAKE YOU HUNGRY, so Plan to Enjoy Lunch With Us (we will have Subway Sandwiches and Hobo Sugar Cookies available for purchase at two event locations) or Eat at One of Our Fine  El Paso Restaurants.  A Local Map Will Be Included in Your Registration Packet.

*Registration Fee: $20 per person if registered by August 6, 2011.

 *Registration Fee after August 6 is $25 per person.  

* On Site Registration at Library August 20th is $25 per person.

 Click on the Registration Button Below to Register for this Unique Event.

*STILL NOT SURE YOU WANT TO ATTEND The Friends of the El Paso Public Library  have been working tirelessly for years in an effort to earn funding to expand           our beautiful 105 year old Carnegie Grant Library and to make it ground level accessible.  All proceeds earned at this event will be donated to the                         El Paso  Public Library Expansion Fund. Please tell your friends about this event, register and plan to attend.  Together we can make a difference!

EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY

PRESERVING OUR PAST - SUSTAINING OUR PRESENT-

BUILDING OUR FUTURE


Hopping A Train- Library of Congress Courtesy Photo 

I was in a (hobo) jungle one time and a short heavy bum was singing with a beautiful voice.          He sang ballads and railroad songs.  Called himself the Way Faring Stranger.                               I found out later it was Burl Ives.               (H.B. "Down the Road Doc" Harmon, California)