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Taking aim at history
Edgar Evins hayride a blast from the past
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The 9th annual History Hayride at Edgar Evins State Park located in Silver Point will be Saturday, Oct, 11.
Ride hay wagons back into the olden days as costumed re-enactors at various stops along the circuit will portray people and events from earlier days in the park and surrounding area. A narrator on each wagon will reveal more history between stops. Warren County High School teacher Lori Chirstensen will be cast this year as Elizabeth Dale, the so called “Black Widow of Hazel Green.”      
This is not a Halloween themed event, and it is not recommended for small children or anyone who has difficulty sitting quietly for approximately two hours. It has been described as “Kind of like theater-in- the-round, except the audience is sitting on a hay wagon.” Wagons will leave the visitor center about every 30 minutes to begin the circuit. Reservations will be for specific wagons and times.
Reservations can now be made online at www.123signup.com/event?id=ytz. The cost is $15 per person.
This popular event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, an organization that is dedicated to helping the park and improving the park experience for all. Friends president Fount Bertram says the decision was made to change the reservations to online for several reasons. One of these is to make it more convenient for working people as they can make the reservations 24/7 at their convenience not just during business hours. It also lightens the load for very busy park office staff.
With this new system a person can make reservations for one individual or a group. There are provisions for timely cancellations posted on the registration site. Visa or Master Card will be accepted.