KENANSVILLE — As the time for Candlelight tours approaches, the staff at Liberty Hall Restoration in Kenansville is hard at work. Behind the scene activities begin early. Costumes have to be repaired, cleaned and pressed. Deciding which of the 21 volunteers will make the best interpreter for each room is usually a hard decision. As some of the young people go off to college, new volunteers are recruited.
For the first time in 30 years, Jimmy Stroud will not be helping. He decided it was time to step aside and let Davis Brinson take his place.
Brinson, Duplin County Register of Deeds, Kenansville, Linda and Johnnie Overby of Godwin and Margaret Ann Vinson of Warsaw will be helping with their first Candlelight Tour. Brinson will be in the library, Margaret Ann Vinson will be a tour guide, Linda Overby will be describing the cook’s cottage while her husband, Johnnie Overby, handles the overseer’s office.
“Without the many great volunteers, Candlelight would not be possible,” stated Jo Ann Stroud. And, as always, the re-enactors will have their tents set up, campfires going and will be ready to tell of the many trying times of the Civil War.
Candlelight is scheduled for Dec. 2-3. Please call for reservations 910-296-2175.