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Cowboys to be honored Aug. 6

Cowboy music and poetry will be served with cowboy grub by Peabody Historical Society in honor of cowboys and their way of life at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Peabody City Park. Hamburgers, baked beans, salads, and ice cream and cake will be served.

Vocalist Bennie Holtsclaw of Cedar Point will join musicians Mike Flavin of Newton, Cowboy Jack Griffith of Walton, Virgil Lewis of Peabody, and poet and storyteller Mike Leonard of Walton.

Nancy Lewis and her dog, Fluffy, will perform in the Dog & Pony Show, minus the pony.

Historic Peabody City Park soon will be nominated for historic register status. Park highlights include a one-half mile circular race track, built in 1876; the 1881 Floral Exhibition Building, constructed for agricultural fairs of the era, and work completed by Works Progress Administration in the 1930s which include a football field, baseball field, stone bleachers, stone fireplaces, and concrete picnic benches.

Last modified July 27, 2011