The United Presbyterian Church in Pewee Valley, Kentucky: 1886-1966 100th Anniversary
The Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church's Committee on the Centennial Celebration produced this history of the church in 1966. The committee was chaired by Milton C. Stoess, Sr. Other members included Matthews Fletcher, John Watts, Miss Elizabeth Haskins, and Mrs. L.W. Marker (Louise Herdt "Sis" Marker). Some of the photos were taken by Richard N. Duncan. An original of the history is on file at the Kentucky Heritage Council in Frankfort, Ky.
Centennial Skit: "You Are There"
As part of the church's centennial celebration, members of the church's Ladies Aid Society performed a skit about the history of the church's early history on March 3, 1966. A newspaper clipping about it (source unknown), supplied by Louise Herdt "Sis" Marker, described the production:
In Pewee Valley
"You Are There" Is
Presented By Local
Ladies Aid Society
Last Thursday afternoon, Mar. 3, the Ladies Aid Society of the Pewee Valley Presybterian Church presented "You Are There," a dramatized program commemorating the Church's 100th anniversary, to a standing-room-only crowd.
With good taste, gentle humor and imaginative costumes, Miss Mamie Clelland, Miss Kate Matthews, Miss Fannie Craig and many other well-loved and long-remembered ladies were portrayed as they dealt with the problems and pleasures of a more leisurely era.
The script was researched and written by a team of Ruth Smith, Louise Marker and Mary Rose Barmore, who also directed. The authors had wisely selected excerpts from authentic records and connected them with a minimum of explanatory narrative. The reading moved with smooth, occasionally powerful, restraint and was effectively incarnated by a largely unrehearsed cast.
It is understood that a local syndicate has already made overtures for the further presentation of this work and that several members of the cast have received offers from theatrical producers: bearing out this reviewer's long-held belief that there is more talent in this community than one can shake a stick of grease-paint at.