Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Triumph Over Tragedy: Cultural Crossroads Schedule of Events:
Saturday, October 3rd: at “The Farm” 417 East Union in Minden:
Turning on the Lights: “Moon Over Minden” fright light display will light up the corner of East Union and Talton during the month of October. Drive down historic Hwy 80 just blocks from downtown Minden and enjoy the spectacular display of lights.
Saturday, October 10th: Webster Parish Library Main Branch
“Celebrating Our Elders”— pictorial exhibition at the main branch of the Webster Parish Library will honor three Centenarians residing in Minden. A special pictorial history created by Cultural Crossroads will showcase the lives of the Thornton sisters. Maggie Thornton Renfro will be 115 in November. As the oldest person in Louisiana, the 5th oldest in the nation and the 7th oldest in the world her life will be celebrated alongside her three sister, Carrie and Rosie Thornton. FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
Friday & Saturday, October 30 and 31st: at “The Farm” 417 East Union in Minden……8pm-until
Cultural Crossroads presents: “Moon Over Minden” Harvest Festival Cultural Crossroads presents their annual celebration of Halloween with a new twist. The two day outdoor festival will include ghosts from the Great Depression era including Bonnie and Clyde and Webster Parish’s most famous ghost, Sallie Baker. producing “Sallie Baker’s Carnival” is a two day outdoor harvest festival and a project of Triumph Over Tragedy. Built during the Great Depression, the organization’s historic farm house and adjoining four acres will be transformed to a time when traveling freak shows were entertainment and gangsters were immortalized. Minden’s annual “Moon Over Minden” Harvest festival will include a haunted hayride and haunted house and garden tour featuring Webster Parish’s most famous ghost, Sallie Baker. The Farm House built in 1933 will be open to the public for the first time in nearly a half of a century.
ADMISSION: $8 per person for the Haunted Hayride and $8 per person for the Haunted House and Garden Tour or $15 for both. Children under 3 will be not be allowed to enter.