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Print to be on sale at Rendezvous

Published 9:33am Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Big Island Rendezvous commitee annoucnes the creation of the 26th Rendezvous print by artist Eloise Adams.

The prints are numbered and some handpainted. The proceeds from print sales help fund the two student days on Thursday and Friday. More than 3,000 students from area schools have registered to attend this event where they will have hands-on experience with history.

The prints feature the “Old West Society of Minnesota,” a group dedicated to preserving cowboy history. They will be part of a 1880s pioneer town. There will be can can dancers, Annie Oakley, a chuck wagon and an 1850s stage coach.

There are many new exhibitors, as well as past favorites, Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary, and Ben Franklin and his wife, Dorothy.

Also on the print is Kim Thomas and her daughter, Sarah. In the lower left hand corner is Grandpa Jim, a long time exhibitor specializing in furs and trapping. Beside Grandpa Jim is a faithful volunteer, Chuck Pownell. Pownell has been driving shuttle cars for 10 years. Volunteers are vital to the event. Hundreds of dedicated people give of their time.

The prints will be available at the Adams Originals tent beginning on Thursday at the Rendezvous site and after the event at Adam’s Originals shop in downtown Albert Lea.

“It is a special project for me to use my talent to help this grand event, to help make it possible for so many students learn to appreciate their rich heritage,” said Adams.