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American Spirit Education Alliance Patriot Fair: Soldiers, Sabres and Spyes
Mason Municipal Center Oct. 6, 2012 10:00-5:00
Featured Programs designed for Students, Teachers and Families include:
Culper Ring Spy Game: ALERT! "One of our most important spyes is in grave danger of being taken by the British. We need help!! You are invited to be part of the action as we try to learn his identity!" This interactive game teaches you how to decode messages and follow the clues. With mission accomplished students will get a certificate signed by General Washington and some lucky winner will get a special prize. Though not required, we recommend student registration ahead of time. Once registered, student will receive spy information that can help them prepare. Register with Marty Steer: email@example.com. I will need your name and email. Families and teachers are encouraged to join in on the fun.
The Story of our First-Ladies is a collection of first-lady dolls. On display throughout the day ,owner, Karen Wiggins, tells stories about these ladies. Those attending the Afternoon Social will get to meet and greet three Dolley Madison, Abigail Adams and Martha Washington who have their own story to tell. Bring the kids. Some lucky person will win a first-lady doll.
War of 1812/Francis Scott Key This year marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Recruiting Sgt. Michael Cooper will talk about the war and the men who served. Francis Scott Key then tells the riveting story behind our Star Spangled Banner before we join with our vocalist to sing our National Anthem.
Constitutional Debate/Discussion: This year also marks the 225th anniversary of the signing of our Constitution. We now have a republic. Can we keep it? George Washington, Ben Franklin, James Madison, Patrick Henry, George Mason, and George Wythe will gather at the City Tavern to discuss the topic. You are invited to participate with your comments and questions. Following that, a young Constitutional Orator from Warren County will deliver her award-winning speech which may end up with a surprise.
Interpreters Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry, Abraham Lincoln, Lt. Harry T. Buford and George Wythe, each have stand-alone performances. You may be wondering who Lt. Harry Buford is. (I leave that as a surprise) And George Wythe? Both come to us from Colonial Williamsburg where they work has professional interpreters. Their stories are quite unique.
Paul Revere's Ride will be the debut of 6th grade students from Mars Hill Academy who can't wait to get on stage to tell the story in action of Paul Revere's ride. Don't miss it. These kids have been working hard.
Wars that Shaped our History represent everything from the Revolutionary War through the War in Iraq. Representatives from most all of those wars will stand together to be recognized and honored for their service to our country and their courage to fight or die in order to keep us free.
Speakers Pastor, Chad Hovind will give a talk on economics, and retired school Sup't, Chuck Birkholtz, will speak about citizenship in a program entitled Transitions in Citizenship: A Historical Perspective
Entertainment: Mars Hill Academy Chamber Singers, Mason Honor Choir, Forget-Me-Not Dancers, Buckeye Strings, Song of Wildwood Dulcimers, Native American Drum and Dance: the Southern Singers, Mason Comm. Band, Artisans, storytellers, exhibitors and many civic or patriotic organizations will also be there.
Opportunities for Teachers and Students For teachers and/or students wanting to learn more about special programs, award-winning contests, and educational programs and contests for teachers, please make sure you stop by the American Legion, Colonial Williamsburg, Freedoms Foundation and Ohio History Day/Cincinnati Museum booths inside.