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JHHS Renaissance Festival will take ye back in time

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By Jeff D'Alessio

Visitors to Saturday’s Renaissance Festival at John Hardin High School will be taken back to a time that most can only dream about.

The festival is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the school’s commons area and features an array of activities, including vendors and choir and drama performances. The event is free.

It’s the school’s first attempt at the event.

“We’re hoping this is something that we can continue to do and get more vendors,” said John Hardin English teacher Elizabeth Lanham.

Choir director Phyllis Westfall initiated the idea and it took off, Lanham said. About 10 vendors are scheduled to be at the festival and performers “will be in Renaissance garb,” she said.

Lanham said she was part of a similar event when she taught in Bowling Green.

She said she hopes in the future to invite Shakespearean performers from Louisville, as well as locally, to attend and perform.

Those attending the festival may dress in renaissance attire, but it is not required.

Also, from 9 a.m. until noon, a nationally ranked archery performer will show how bows have changed from the renaissance era until now.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at 270-505-1757 or jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com.