Wilma Rudoph

Wilma Rudoph is shown here competing in the Olympics. She will be a subject at the upcomaing Chautauqua.

MOUNT VERNON - On Thursday, Aug. 8 from 7 to 8 p.m., the Chautauqua Series is extremely proud to have three of this year’s History Day students from the Middle School as they present their projects to our audience.

The program includes Cora McFadden, who will present George Muller and his work with the Orphans of Bristol, England. Cora went to the National competition at the University of Maryland this past June.

Rylee Jarosz, a competitive athlete will discuss the trials and tribulations of the Olympic Gold Medalist, track and field athlete Wilma Rudolph.

Brooklyn Ellis, will portray Jane Goodall, a great role model for young women.

The Chautauqua Series is held in the lower level at the Grand Hotel (12 Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon).The facility is accessible to those with special needs such as walkers, wheel chairs, service dogs and strollers. Doors open at 6 PM and program will be presented from 7 to 8 p.m. There will not be an opening act for this Chautauqua.

The Series, now in its 13th season, is organized and brought to you by Elixir Presents, the Grand Hotel and supported in part by a generous grant from the Ariel Foundation. These programs bring year round living history to our community and are presented on a donation basis. All donations go directly to the performers.

For more information about this and upcoming presentations, please visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-3018. To receive a “Gentle Reminder” email on the Sunday before each program, contact Mike Petee at elixir_petee@hotmail.com.

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