A TRIBUTE TO BETTY RUTH ARMSTRONG HENNINGER
During 1976, she worked tirelessly...
as the Chair of the Bi-Centennial Committee
She was instrumental in formation of the original COMMITTEE to get the
STEVENSON RAILROAD DEPOT
donated to the
CITY OF STEVENSON
to be used as a Museum.
She also served on its BOARD of DIRECTORS for many years.
This committee accomplished a number of things in conjunction with the Stevenson Bi-Centennial Celebration of 1976.
Among its many activities, was
the moving of the grave of the woman “buried standing up",
the establishment of old-time crafts exhibits at the park,
A Costumed Bi-Centennial Parade through
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN STEVENSON,
the Presentation of a Pageant about the history of Stevenson,
which was written by Ernestine Russell and Sue Smith,
as well as a Bi-Centennial Tour of Historic Area Homes.
The Pageant was presented in the Auditorium of old STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL.
The Cast Members were students of SHS,
who were directed by KATHRYN E PHILLIPS
FRANCES P. CROWNOVER
assisted by other Faculty and Staff.
This fully Costumed Dramatics Production included MUSIC & DANCE numbers,
and was a High-Light of the Celebration.
The Stevenson Bi-Centennial Committee was also responsible for asking Eliza B. Woodall to write a history of our city.
This culminated in the publication of
THE STEVENSON STORY
Betty Ruth served as proof-reader and compiled the index for this volume.
Because of her love of Stevenson,
Betty Ruth donated a plot of land to the city to be used as a park. Located behind the Post Office,
it was named
in honor of Betty Ruth's relatives,
Percy, Alice and Kathryn Armstrong,
long time benefactors of The City of Stevenson.
She will be missed by all who knew her.
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