MOUNT VERNON — What better way to end a presidential campaign season then to hear from one of the most dynamic and influential presidents in United States history.
Where do you start to tell of the incredible history of Theodore Roosevelt? He was a writer, police commissioner, Secretary of the Navy, lead a band of rag-tag so-called Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, started the first National Parks in the U.S., Panama Canal advocate, hunter, boxer, and, oh yes, he also found time to be a President of the United States, the youngest to hold that office until John F. Kennedy.
Making his debut in Mount Vernon is Springfield area resident Larry Marple. He has been a teacher for over 20 years, a re-enactor for over 25 years and portraying Theodore Roosevelt for nearly 10 years all around the state of Ohio. Marple will be presenting one of his many Roosevelt shows in Mount Vernon on Thursday, Nov. 15 at ThePlace@TheWoodward, 111 S. Main St., in downtown Mount Vernon. Doors open at 6 p.m. at this first floor, wheel chair/walker/stroller accessible facility and program starts at 7.
Opening the program will be the Chautauqua Series, Elixir, a talented trio of musicians who present a zany restyling of Americana music, guaranteed to make you laugh and yet learn in a family friendly manner.
The Chautauqua Series is presented on a donation basis (all donations going to the performers) thanks to the grant monies provided by the Ohio Humanities Council, Ariel Foundation and Rolls-Royce Civics/Charity Fund. For more information on this program and upcoming programs call 740-392-6102.
Published on November 12, 2012