Charlie Adams Day is Saturday in Newkirk, Okla. Charlie’s Tellers will be on hand to spin tales about early day citizens and Kay County. This group of tellers are sponsored by a matching grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council. This event is on the Kay County Courthouse.
Tim Henson will portray Jim Williams, an early pioneer who was interviewed by the WPA. Henson portrayed Williams last year and will tell more adventures of the Arkansas City pioneer.
Other tellers include Carol Henson portraying her mother, Ivy Gildhouse — an English war bride; Hannah Cross portraying Agnes Wanko Schoonover who served as a WAVE during WWII, Kim Shafer Shanks portraying Lorene Endicott, who wore various hats including as a milliner, an owner/operator of Hotel Endicott, and played the piano for silent movies; Bob Rodgers will portray Dr. H. O. Gowey who owned an early day Newkirk hospital; Brian Hermanson will portray C. L. Pinkham who defended Newkirk in the Kay County seat fight; and six members of the Go Getters 4H club will present the story of Lucy Davis who made the Cherokee Land Run with her 10-month-old daughter, Hilda.
The Newkirk Community Historical Society is sponsoring Tammy Bogle during the lunch hour and everyone is encouraged to bring food to the storytelling tent and enjoy Bogle’s music.
All the entertainment for Charlie Adams Day is free of charge. Storytelling begins at 9:45 a.m. Keep in mind that all times are approximate.
9:45 a.m. — Carol Henson — Ivy Gildhouse;
10 a.m. — The Mavericks;
10:30 a.m. — 4H Go Getters — Lucy Davis Land Run;
10:40 a.m. — Tim Henson — Jim Williams;
10:55 a.m. — Hanna Cross — Agnes Wanko Schoonover;
11:10 a.m. — Bob Rodgers — Dr. H. O. Gowey;
11:30 a.m. — Tammy Bogle;
1 p.m. — Kim Shafer Shanks — Lorene Endicott;
1:15 p.m. — Brian Hermanson — C. L.. Pinkham;
2 p.m. — Mavericks.