Ben Franklin needs your help
The BHS Fall musical, 1776, has been set for November 14, 15, and
16 at 7:00 pm in the Junior High auditorium. Director, Sally
Hoffsommer-Brecheisen has been dreaming of this production for ten years
and believes 2002, with America's invigorated sense of patriotism, is
perfect timing. But Ben Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and the
rest of the Founding Fathers need your help with the set and costumes. A
few in our cast have the long locks of an 18th century gentleman but most
of our actors will need to wear wigs (just like our Founding Fathers!) A
copper-red wig for Thomas Jefferson is high on our list but any shade of
shoulder length hair will be appreciated. We are also in need of
approxiamately twenty wooden chairs that could be appropriate for the
period. These seats need to be be borrowed for two weeks of rehearsal and
the run of the show. The original chairs in Independance Hall did not
match, so if you have one, two, three or more chairs please call the High
School at 594-2725.
Several political candidates for federal and state
offices have already accepted the invitation to speak
at the Candidate Forum set for 7 p.m. Monday, Sept.
23, in the Baldwin City American Legion Hall. The
public is invited.
The line-up of candidates is growing daily, but
those who indicated late last week (Friday, Sept. 13)
that they planned to come include:
U.S. Senate Reform candidate George Cook
U.S. 2nd. District representative Democratic
candidate Dan Lykins
Kansas governor Libertarian candidate Dennis
Kansas governor Reform candidate Ted Pettibone
Kansas attorney-general Republican candidate Phill
Kline, represented at the Forum by his wife, Deborah
Kansas insurance commissioner Republican candidate
State Rep. Sandy Praeger
Kansas treasurer, Republican candidate State Sen.
Kansas 10th Dist. Republican candidate State Rep.
Kansas 10th Dist. Democratic candidate Tom Holland
The program will include three-minute speeches by
each of the candidates to be followed by questions
from the audience. Audience members also will have the
opportunity to speak with the candidates after the
The Forum is sponsored by the Baldwin Branch of
the American Association of University Women, the
Baldwin Business and Professional Women and the
Douglas County Town and Country Republican Women.