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-
Debra G. Henninger
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.
Come and Join Us For a Fun and Exciting Day of Activities Including:
**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:
*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
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)