MOUNT VERNON – There has been a change in the Chautauqua schedule due to unforeseen circumstances and instead of Bronson and Louisa May Alcott appearing April 10, we will celebrate the return of General Dwight David Eisenhower (aka Ken Hammontree) who last graced our stage in 2009. Those wishing to see Bronson and Louisa May Alcott, rest assured, they will appear on April 24.
As supreme commander of Allied forces in Western Europe during World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower led the massive invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe that began on D-Day In 1952, During his presidency, Eisenhower managed Cold War-era tensions with the Soviet Union under the looming threat of nuclear weapons, ended the war in Korea in 1953 and authorized a number of covert anti-communist operations by the CIA around the world. On the home front, where America was enjoying a period of relative prosperity, Eisenhower strengthened Social Security, created the massive new Interstate Highway System and maneuvered behind the scenes to discredit the rabid anti-Communist Senator Joseph McCarthy.
The Chautauqua Series presented by Elixir and supported by the Rolls-Royce Charities/Civics Fund and Ariel Foundation mini-grants, are happy to salute the return of Dwight David Eisenhower on April 10 at ThePlace@TheWoodward (111 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon). Doors open at 6 PM and program starts at 7 PM. This is a donation basis event and so you already have your ticket. For those unfamiliar with ThePlace@TheWoodward, it is a first floor facility and easily accessible for people with special needs such as strollers, walkers and wheel chairs.
For the latest and up to the minute schedule information, visit www.elixirpresents.com or www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102.