Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 4, 1976 · Page 76
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 76

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 4, 1976
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Bes, fireworks, picnicking, and en- prtainments on barges floating be- /veen the two countries -- will be lune 30. Both Canada's Dominion Day (July 1) and the anniversary of Jhe U.S.A..'s 200 years of independence (July 4) will be celebrated iiuring the festival. Wisconsin International Festival and Holiday Folk Fair, Milwaukee For 32 years ethnic groups in Mil- Swaukee have been sponsoring an ever-growing Holiday Folk Fair j each November. This year, November 19-21, about 45 groups will show off their national dress, explain customs, prepare special foods and- entertain with folk music and dances. Descendants of Arabs, Koreans, Japanese, and peoples from almost all the European countries are among those who put on the show in the giant Milwaukee Exhibition and Convention Center and Arena (MECCA). Many of these groups are participating in one of Milwaukee's major Bicentennial projects, an International Week being held July 12-18. Three blocks of Wisconsin Avenue and neighboring side streets in the heart of the downtown area will be closed off for the festival. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day visitors may sample a wide variety of national foods, attend craft demonstrations, buy souvenirs and watch performances put on by such predominant ethnic groups as the Germans, Poles, and Irish. Several special events will take place that week, including a two- part 200 kilometer bicycle race and a canoe race in which prominent local citizens do the paddling. Picnic and lounging areas are available along the three blocks and the nearby Milwaukee River. Sculpture Garden By Robert J. Dunphy 1976 N. V. Times Service NEW YORK-A 455-mile "sculpture garden" stretching practically all the way across Nebraska will be unveiled as the state's salute to the Bicentennial on July 4th. Ten American sculptors were commissioned to create monumental works of art at rest areas along 1-80 from Bushnell in the west of the state to Omaha in the east. Seven of the 10 pieces will be in position by "July 4th and the remainder will be ready by fall. All are 35 to 50 feet high, some enabling viewers to walk around and underneath them. Earlier this year, public citizens groups, angered at the fact that the sculptures were all abstract and that none were executed by Nebraska artists, demanded that an investigation be conducted. The state legislature complied, but after lengthy public hearings it voted to accept, the sculptures. The project is being financed by the Nebraska American Revolution Bicentennial Administration and federal arts foundations, plus funds contributed by private citizens. The sculptures were selected from 121 proposals submitted by about 70 sculptors in a nationwide contest. The highway follows the Old Oregon Trail, and near North Platte one can still see the tracks of covered wagons that carried frontiersmen westward across the Nebraska plain. · · - . .S'forc Magazine, July-I. 197C) Montana Festival of Nations, Red Lodge Travelers on their way to or from Yellowstone Park August 7-15 have a bonus waiting for them at the old mining and farm town of Red Lodge. One day of the Festival of Nations will be set aside for each of the following ethnic groups to demonstrate their heritage: Italian, German, English-Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian, Finnish, and Yugoslavian. The week's celebrations will end with an All Nations Day. In a town with a population of approximately 2,000, the number and strength of the ethnic groups who put forth this community effort each year is remarkable. In addition to displays, food specialties, an art show and folk music and dancing, the festival includes such special events as bicycle racing. Texas Texas Folklife Festival, San Antonio When Texans celebrate, they do it on a grand scale. Naturally, the Texas Folklife Festival, an annual four-day event held at San Antonio's Hemisfair grounds, is the Nation's largest all-state ethnic festival. About 6,000 members of 26 groups from 130 communities will participate August 5-8. Most of the groups proudly offer representative foods. For example, German Wends ( a small cultural group) prepare such specialties as pickled figs and cookies baked in raccoon oil, and the Lebanese make ghibiz (leavened bread). Contests are always a favorite attraction. Few can remain serious during such competitions as a Cajun crawfish race or a chicken- flying contest. Visitors may join in the fun in such popular games as*c Belgian bowling, English darts, American Indian stickball ana Scottish caber and sheaf tossing. Performances are so frequent that seven stages are set up, and 19 bands play for everything from flamenco to informal street dancing. Everybody has a big time in Texas. MAISQNS-SUR-MER THE MOST TALKED ABOUT NEW HOMES ON THE EAST COAST ARE NOW SELLING AT THE RATE OF ONE EVERY48 HOURS. Sold June 11,4:00 PM Sold April 22.930pm Sold May 20.11:00 AM Sold April 21.11:00 AM. Sold May 28,930 AM Sold June 5,6:30 PM Sold April 23.6:15 PM- Sold Maj Sold June 6.10.00 AM Sold April 9.10:15 AM Sold May 25,4:45 PM Sold April 28,1 JO PM. Sold May 25,430PM Sold April 11,9:00 AM (Plus Over 90 Previously Sold) Sold May 27,1130PM Sold June 13.6:00 PM Sold April 19.5:15 PM Sold June 4.10:25 AM Sold May 14.730PM Sold April 24.1230PM Sold May 19,3:00 PM -Sold April 19.4:00 PM kldJune4,4:OOPM -Sold April 14.1030AM -Sold May 15.11:00 PM -Sold April 28.2.-OOPM -SoldMay16,3:45PM During the past four weeks, homes at Maisons have been selling at the incredible average of one every 48 hours. (Documented records are available for your inspection.) We're pleased but not terribly surprised. Even in the weeks prior to our April grand opening, people were talking about the amazing number of homes that had been pre-sold. In fact, we were soon running ads predicting that Maisons might be completely sold out by the end of the year. What all this means is that it doesn't take people long to make up their minds This lypml IIM; fla pill, Mates one major mm l« the unpecnlnled Once thpvaftuallv ;?=all thpthinnqthpu'vp 'ateofsilesjl Maisons Note, in particular, tne spacious, asymmetrical de$m ui H.C ii icy CK.IUCIIty ace 3lI li 1C n lings tney ve sonny toklasl rcomsan( ,^^litanawhich anabralto^ng pano'ams been hearing about MaiSOnS. Like OUr orilwManticas wllasll*mainland PncesalHaransslarlat S79.5M fully equipped health club, a gourmet cafe and the Ocean Club, a private lounge with dancing and entertainment. Or our affiliation with 12 golf courses and the Myrtle Beach Tennis Club. Then, too, there's 24 hour security and a supervised children's program. So keeping that in mind, why not call us at 803/449-7497, and we'll tell you more. Or write Maisons-sur-Mer, Star Route 2, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577. Or better yet, go ahead and make a special trip to our sales office located just off U.S. 17 adjacent to the Dunes Club and the Arcadian Shores Golf Club. And plan on spending a couple of days. Because at the rate things are going, a couple of days is all it takes. ms MYRTLE f, S.C. CHARLESTON.-W.VA.-)7m

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