13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
September 2, 2012
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
Last summer holiday and end of the summer with hope of some rain on the horizon. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to one of Lipscomb citizens. Kay Turner's funeral service was held on Saturday at the Lipscomb Cemetery. Kay was a member of the Turner family which was one of our early families. He had lived in Lipscomb County his entire life except the time he spent in the service. His service was very moving especially the final Taps. I thank the gentleman who played the trumpet from afar on the hill and the military honor guard. The local legion is to be thanked and recognized for their continuous service at funerals for our veterans, the community is blessed with your service.
We have received word that the Amarillo Area Foundation is awarding us with a $20,000 grant for our expansion project. This brings us within $64,000 needed for the project. So we will now submit other grants to foundations that like to complete projects. We still welcome individual donations and memorials for the building fund.
We have also received a request for names of anyone who worked in a WWII defense factory/plant. The research team is interviewing individuals for documenting the home front efforts. Please call or email us here at the museum if you want to be a part of this project.
On September 5, 1882 the first Labor Day parade was held in new York city. Twenty thousand workers marched in a parade up Broadway. They carried banners that read "LABOR CREATES ALL WEALTH", and "EIGHT HOURS FOR WORK, EIGHT HOURS FOR REST, EIGHT HOURS FOR RECREATION!" After the parade there were picnics all around the city. Workers and celebrants ate Irish stew, homemade bread and apple pie. At night fireworks were set off. Within the next few years, the idea spread from coast to coast, and all states celebrated Labor Day. In 1894 Congress voted it a federal holiday.I hope you enjoyed this day.
To everyone who has a Birthday this week including me hope you have a great week.
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