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10 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, L=: ,.. ~ ,. JULY 23, 2~}~ Shakespeare's Visitor's Center holds grand opening An Open House was held last weekend for Shakespeare Ghost Town's all-new Visitors Center. Owner Manny Hough and other volunteers have spent hundreds of hours sifting through artifacts :left behind by a devastating fire, many of which are on display in 1he Visitor's Center. The Center memorializes Shakespeare's Hill Family, including Hough's late wife and Iongtime Shakespeare icon, Janaloo Hill.The museum features hundreds of photographs and artifacts that were at one time very much a part of the ghost town. The next scheduled tour dates at Shakespeare Ghost Town are August 7 and 8.Tours are given by Hought at 10:0.0 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Photos courtesy PAT BENNETT/for the Hidalgo County Herald Above, the exterior of the new Visitor's Center located in the, heart of Shakespeare Ghost Town. At left and righta few of the hundreds of numerous photographs helping to create the exciting timeline of the historical ghost town. At bottom left and right, artifact displays in the Visitor's Center, featuring livery items and Rita Hill's first washing ma- chine, purchased for her by her husband and considered by her as a luxury. IIIII We would take this opportunity to thank all the folks who attended the memorial service for Bob:Kerr and to everyone who brought food or flowers. We also want to thank the VFW Honor Guard for their prese iation and the Valley View Community Church' ifor the use of their facilities. Our sincere thanks to Clyde Mahan, Ed Kerr, Rick Walter, Duti Walter and Rosie Clark. Because of you, the service was beautiful. With all of the help, prayers and efforts by each of you, the day was very sp.ecial tO us and wilt never be forgotten. Our love and gratitude forever, 228 E. Motel Drive * Lordsburg Will Open 3rd Annual seating, only one parent per child please 1 , Saturday it arten l Odd Grades i--I 0 AM to Noon Even Grades 2PM to 4 PM " The Lordsburg Elks Lodge is currer tly seeking donations for this annual event;4 which provides Hidalgo County youth with much-needed school supplies. :t For more information, or to make a dnatin'please call SueHaye Marquez:.l at 575-542-9951 or email lordsburgelks@yahoo com. i] /