Bake Sale, Soup Supper To Raise Funds To Renovate Hamacher Hall

The Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association Board President, Brenda Holzworth, has announced plans for renovating Hamacher Hall and the 2-story brick building located on Howard Street.

“The renovation involves exterior and interior restoration of both the properties now owned by our Association, with care being taken to maintain the historical integrity of the buildings,” said Holzworth. “I see many positive things happening here for our group and for the community.”

To raise funds, and announce the plans for the renovation phases of the historic buildings located at 209 and 211 East Howard Street in Crothersville, the Crothersville Town Players are hosting a Soup Supper and Bake Sale this Saturday, October 13, at Hamacher Hall from 6 – 8 pm.

Local Bluegrass musician, Marion Rice will be onstage during the event and invites others to join him on the stage for a casual jam session.

Supper is a choice of soups, dessert and iced tea or lemonade offered at a cost of $5 for adults, $3 for children. Soft Drinks and Bake Sale items will be available for purchase.

Hamacher Hall is the former First Presbyterian Church of Crothersville and was featured in the September 2006 issue of the Indiana Preservationist magazine for its transformation into a useful Community Theater effort. Hamacher Hall was built in 1885, and has ties to John Hamacher, a founder of the Indiana town of Crothersville. The 2-story brick building, owned and used by the Presbyterians as their Manse, began service in Crothersville as a public school. It has the distinction of being one of the town’s first buildings.

The Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association is a non-profit group that depends on fundraisers and donations to maintain programs available to the citizens in and around Crothersville. The purpose of the organization is to encourage the exploration and preservation of Crothersville history, and to promote interest in the cultural and performing arts.

The Crothersville Town Players is an association of performers from Jackson, and the surrounding Counties of Jennings, Scott, and Bartholomew.

“The Hamacher Hall Project is a reality because of the vision of Greater Crothersville Heritage Foundation and many dedicated volunteers who have been involved for years. The Project is a great way to learn the history of Crothersville and to give back to your community, as well as to have some fun!”

For more information about The Crothersville Town Players or to audition for future performances, either stop in at Aunt Samantha’s Shop, or call Brenda Holzworth at 793-2760.

The group is currently looking for the donation of a refrigerator, a kitchen cabinet with sink, and a microwave.