Olentangy Valley News

Tour, festival planned in Powell

Sherry Carmichael, a member of the Powell Liberty Historical Society and a sixth-generation resident of Powell, will lead a walking tour of downtown Powell at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11. The tour will begin at the Martin Perry House, Powell Road and Grace Drive. For more information, call Carmichael at 614-889-1894.

Powell will celebrate the Good Ol' Days: Revisiting the 1800s and early 1900s from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at 233 S. Liberty St., across from Village Academy.

Featured will be the Delaware County Farm Machinery group, along with butter churning, weaving, spinning, quilting, lace-making and other activities. A member of the Central Ohio Button Collectors will display buttons from Victorian times to those worn by people in the farm community.

A "genealogy corner" will offer free assistance to those searching for their ancestors and vendors will sell handmade goat milk soap, wooden toys, home canned goods, baskets, pens and paintings, among other items.

Tommy Lee Seymour will serve as caller for square dancing and Clear Run will provide musical entertainment. Steve Ball will play Civil War music and discuss the life of Stephen Foster, and a local teen, Payton Seats, will appear as a Civil War re-enactor.

PLHS board member, led by Larry Coolidge, will grill traditional picnic items and Miller's Old Fashioned Ice Cream from Plain City will be on hand.

Festival planners continue to accept antiques and collectibles for a sale table, and volunteers to assist with parking and an information table still are needed.

Call Carole Wilhelm at 614-889-1182.