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MRS. ROSALYNN CARTER
Invitation Issued To Rosalynn
First Lady Rosalynn Carter
has been invited by the city
celebration committee to
substitute for President Carter
and make the keynote address
Tuesday on the 200th anniver
sary of the Revolutionary War
Battle of Kings Mountain.
However, it is still uncertain
who the keynote speaker will be.
Mrs. Carter’s press secretary
Vickie Lovett told the Herald
Wednesday afternoon that
“Mrs. Carter has no plans to go
into the area of Kings Mountain
Mayor John Henry Moss,
Celebration Chairman, said that
key political leaders and the
Celebration Commtitee are re
maining in contact with the
White House and extending the
city’s invitation to Mrs. Carter to
appear in the 100-unit parade
Tuesday at 12:30 and speak at
Celebration festivities at 2:1 S
p.m. Tuesday at John Gamble
Both President Jimmy Carter
and GOP presidential candidate
Ronald Reagan have responded
to the city’s invitation to attend
the Celebration but have declin
ed because of other com
mitments and schedules which
won’t allow them to be in this
area of the country on Oct. 7th.
The VIP list of dignataries is
long and includes leaders from
five states who are joining to
make the Oct. 3-7 Celebration
one of the largest and perhaps
the most colorful. Thousands are
expected to attend the five day
event beginning Friday.
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VOLUME 91, NUMBER 66 THURSDAY,OCTOBER2,1980 KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C.
Celebration To Focus On Fun^ History
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The focus will be on fun as
well as history when thousands
of Piedmont Carolinas citizens
gather here, beginning on Fri
day, for a five day celebration of
the 200th anniversary of the
Revolutionary War Battle of
Mayor John Henry Moss,
Celebration chairman of a five-
state committee planning the
event, said the packed schedule
of Bicentennial events in the city
will revolve around five major
themes selected by the Celebra
tion committees of 1,500
These themes include
Mountaineer-Pioneer Day Fri
day, Come See Us Good
Neighbor Day on Saturday, Our
Religious Faith Day oh Sunday,
Youth - Our Leaderes of Tomor
row Day on Monday and The
200th Sdute To Our Heritage on
“We have something of in
terest for everyone, young and
old, and we are hoping for a big
turnout,” Mayor Moss said.
“While the overall emphasis will
be on our heritage, and the an
niversary of the battle itself,
many events have been schedul
ed simply for fun,” said the
Coming to Kings Mountain
will be a host of visitors and
dignitaries who will culminate
the Celebration with a 1 p.m.
100 unit parade on Tue.sday at 1
p.m. on downtown streets.
Official opening of the
Celebration will be at 11 a.m.
Friday by U.S. Senator Robert
Morgan of LiUington in front of
downtown. Opening of major
exhibits at the new City Hail and
in the old Roses’ building
downtown and events at the
Depot Center, including a rock-
a-thon and street dance, are on
tap for Friday.
Kings Mountain citizens will
be particularly interested in an
Schedule Of Events
FRIDAY, OCT. 4
II a.m.-Official opening of the Celebration at Celebration Head
quarters, Battleground. Ave. and Mountain St. by U. S. Senator
Opening of major exhibits at the Government Services Facilities
Center, the KM Depot Center, and downtown locations (to run all five
4:30 p.m.-Cystic Fibrosis Rock-a-Thon gets underway at Dejxjt
8 p.m.-KMSHS vs.Crest, high school football, at John Gamble
9:30 p.m.-Pie throwing Contest at Depot Center.
8:30 p.m.-‘Then Conquer We Must” at KM National Park Am
phitheatre. Tickets available at Chamber of Commerce and Economic
Development Office at new City Hall.
9:30 p.m.-Pie Throwing Contest at Depot Center.
10 p.m.-Street Dance at Depot Center.
SATURDAY, OCT. 5
9 a.m.-lO p.m.-Tcnnis tournaments are underway at KMHS and
KM Country Club.
9 a.m.-Opening of 18th Century Military Encampment adjacent to
new City Hall in Parking Plaza, runs through Oct. 7th.
10 a.m.-Battle of Kings Mountain Rotary Run, John Gamble
Exhibits and activities for youngsters all day at Depot Center.
8 p.m. Patriot’s Ball at Armory. Music by Tapestry of Charlotte.
SUNDAY, OCT. 5
10 a.m.-Tennis tourney finals at KMHS, continues to 7 p.m.
11 a.m.-Commemorative worship services in most churches. Wor
shippers are invited to dress in Bicentennial attire.
12:15-Worshippers are asked to come from church to King St., U.S.
74, for “Hands Across Kings Mountain”.
2-5 p.m .-Activities for youngsters at KM Community Center on
6:30 p.m. - Religious and Patriotic Program at B.N. Barnes
MONDAY. OCT. 6
12 noon-Youth Leaders Luncheon at Holiday Inn.
7:30 p.m.-Fa.shion Show at the new City Hall featuring Fall
fashions from local merchants and coordinated by Joan Baker.
8 p.m.-Youth Concert featuring the Marine Corps Band at KM
TUESDAY, <X:T. 7
7 a.m.-Prayer Breakfast at First Baptist Church.
K) a.m.-First Day Cancellation Ceremonies for Commemorative
postal card at B. N. Barnes Auditorium.
II a.m.-Southern Railway exhibit car, “Best F riend of Charleston”,
at Depot Center.
11:30 a.m.-Bicentennial Luncheon at KMSHS Cafeteria.
12:30 p.m. - Bicentennial Parade
200 p.m. - Principal address of the 200th Celebration at John Gam
3:30 p.m.-200th Anniversary Celebration Address at Kings Moun
tain National Military Park.
18th century military encamp
ment which will open on Satur
day morning adjacent to the new
City Hall. Some 15 reenactment
groups from 13 states will set up
two camps, one for the
American forces and one for the
British, and demonstrate crafts
and cooking of military life as it
was then. More than 150 per
sons in period costumes will be
in the city to show crafts, per
form musket firings and prepare
authentic camp meals, according
to a spokesman for the National
Another special event will be
the appearance of the Second
Marine Division Band from
Camp LeJeune which will per
form in the uptown parking lot
Monday night. The Band has
performed at the Cotton Bowl,
the Orange Bowl, at the opening
of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the
Illinois State Fair, W'orld’s Fair,
Kentucky Derby and at hun
dreds of appearances in North
Carolina. In Vietnam the Band
continued to do double duty on
the front lines, on combat and
reconnaisance patrols while pro
viding musical spirit for the
allied forces. The two-fold mis
sion of the Marine musicians
continue today as he performs
equally well on his weapon or
music^ instrument. The Band
travels from 30 to 35,000 miles
annually and will be featured in
the Bicentennial parade and will
perform at the National Military
Park Tuesday afternoon. The
concert will begin at 8 p.m. in
the old back lot with the bands-
To Be Here
Donna Leigh Jewell, Miss
South Carolina 1981, is among
the personalities who will come
to Kings Mountain for the Tues
day parade and festivities
celebrating the 200th anniver
sary of the Battle of Kings
Miss Jewell is a sophomore
student at the University of
South Carolina where she is ma
joring in psychology with a
minor in elementary education.
She plans to teach emotionally
The five foot six 110 pound
beauty queen has dark brown
hair, hazel eyes and olive com
plexion. She is billed as featured
entertainer for United Way cam
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Larry Jewell of Columbia, S.C.,
Miss Jewell listed her hobbies as
singing, dancing, writing poetry
and cross stitch. She enjoys ten
nis, jogging and swimming. She
has had special training in ballet
for 11 years, in tap dancing for
five years, and in piano for two
years in addition to voice perfor
mance and modeling. Miss
Jewell was Little Miss Florence
in 1967 and West Columbia Our
Little Miss in 1972. She is a
volunteer for emotionally han
COMING TO KM — Their forefathers braved
the snow to come to Kings Mountain 200 years
ago and turn the tide in Jkmerica's favor in the
Revolutionary War, and members of the Over-
motmtain Victory Trail Aseociation are brav-
Photo by lim Ryan
ing the rain to re-enact the march this year.
The marchers will be arriving Tuesday to take
part in the Bicenteimial Celebration. They ore
shown here as they marched out of Abingdon.
tand to be constructed behind
the Blazer Building.
A third major event will be
the Bicentennial Ball to be held
Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the
National Guard Armory. Music
will be provided by The Tapestry
of Charlotte, a band which
features a trumpet and sax
player and a female vocalist. The
group plays Top 40, beach
music, waltzes, disco, and some
of the big band sounds of the
40s. The versatile group can play
MISS SOUTH CAROUNA DONNA LYNN lEWELL
many favorite requests. The
Patriot’s Ball is semi-formal or
costume oriented and is open to
the public from 8 until midnight.
Cecil D. Andrus, Secretary of
the U.S. Depiartment of Interior,
will make the keynote address at
the Bicentennial program Tues
day afternoon at the KM Na
tional Military Park and will also
address the 11:30 Bicentennial
luncheon Tuesday at KM Senior
First Day of Issue Ceremony
for the Kings Mountain comem-
morative postal card is set for
Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at
B.N. Barnes Auditorium.
At 12:15 Sunday, citizens are
invited to form a human chain
on U.S. 74 in “Hands .Across
Kings Mountain" in a salute to
our heritage and to dress in col
Numerous events are included
in the program for the five-day
Celebration and are listed in to
Marching bands, beauty
queens, including Miss North
Carolina and Miss South
Carolina, and a host of
dignitaries will form the hour-
long parade which will wind to
the Gamble Stadium for the ma
jor address of the Celebration
Tuesday afternoon. General
William C. Westmoreland will
serve as honorary chairman and
Governors of five states and
their representatives will par
ticipate in the events. The Over
mountain Marchers are expected
to arrive at KM National
Military Park for the closing
ceremonies at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday
and a wreath-laying ceremony.
The 100-unit 200th Anniver
sary Celebration Parade will
begin at 12:30 Tuesday, not 1
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