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Clarksville hosts trip to the past

Seventh annual community-focused Heritage Day set for Aug. 4

— “In our age of a disposable, consumer mindset, it’s important to have a better sense of where we came from and how we got where we are now,” he said. “It’s easy to go to the store and buy a bowl made out some inexpensive material, but these took longer to manufacture and lasted longer.”

The event is the Clarksville Historical Society’s main yearly fundraiser. Once again, all of the profits go toward the rehabilitation of the Woodside Schoolhouse off of Route 32 that the group purchased last year. It is being renovated in hopes of turning it into a one-room schoolhouse museum.

“It’s an ongoing project,” said Crooks, explaining how the building needs new siding, windows and roof repairs.

The funds also go to pay for the various presenters and experts who speak for the group throughout the year, usually at the Clarksville Community Church.

The Clarksville Heritage Day and Car Show events begin in the morning and three full meals can be purchased, along with ice cream and baked goods. There will also be 50/50 and raffle drawings for prizes throughout the day, and of course, a classic car show.

“I feel that … it is the one day of the year that the community gets together as a whole,” said Crooks. “It’s a good day to spend together as a family.”

Heritage Day will largely take place at the Clarksville Community Church, on the Delaware Turnpike. Parking will also be available at Clarksville Elementary School, with the Town of New Scotland senior bus acting as shuttle to the church. Events will be held rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to make the Clarksville Historical Society table their first stop to pick up information on all the day's activities, including the community garage sale.

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