From the Henderson Gleaner, Saturday, November 21, 2009
Letters To Henderson Gleaner
Chatauquan impressed by Henderson
Editor: Are there times when Henderson needs a little reminder of what a great community it has? In an age when often only complaints are brought to our attention, this letter will certainly serve as a terrific testimonial of how thankful citizens of Henderson can be for their warm and welcoming hospitality.
I had the fortune of visiting Henderson for the first time in October. I portrayed one of Henderson’s most famous former citizens, Mrs. Lucy Audubon, in a Chautauqua performance for the Friends of the Henderson County Public Library.
I have traveled for several years as a Chautauquan, and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed with the reception I received in Henderson.
Susie Thurman of the Friends of the Library, Norris and Mary Elizabeth Priest of L&N Bed and Breakfast, Alan Gehret of the Audubon Museum, many volunteers for the Friends and the Presbyterian Church, as well as the countless residents of Henderson who came out to see “Lucy” return home, all made my stay extraordinary. There was nothing I had to ask for, no help I needed that wasn’t offered before I even asked.
I was completely overwhelmed with the kindness that was bestowed upon me during my visit. I certainly look forward to returning to Henderson soon!
Kelly O. Brengelman Actress Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua “Lucy Audubon: A Kentucky Love Story”
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