Thursday, October 14, 2010

Edgar Evins Park Preparing For "Hayride" Event

Officials at Edgar Evins State Park are reminding Cookeville area residents of the 5th Annual History Hayride, to be held on Center Hill Lake this Saturday, October 16. Organizers say there are still a number of seats available. They describe the Hayride as a wholesome, family-oriented event rather than a Halloween ride, although one of the new characters will be a gravedigger from the 1930s when bodies were exhumed from existing cemeteries to be reinterred during the construction of Center Hill Reservoir. Some of the other characters will include an area moonshiner, a local foxhunter, and the Revolutionary War veteran who founded the town of Liberty. Also back by popular demand will be the character of Elizabeth Dale, the daughter of the founder of Liberty who later became known as "The Black Widow of Hazel Green."