Thursday, October 16, 2003

Volunteer's journey to past

Ferna Walters of Dent has volunteered at four Cincinnati Tall Stacks festivals. Wednesday, she is in a maroon dress with large ruffled hoop skirt and crushed velvet bag, chatting up people at the Public Landing.

Here's Walters' day:

6:30 a.m.: Wakes up; gulps down breakfast; readies Tall Stacks outfit, including pantaloons, two hoop skirt sets, one underslip and dress made of at least 10 yards of fabric.

8 a.m.: Has hair set in classic 1800s ring-curls at Carolyn's Cut & Curl, Cleves.

10 a.m.: Dashes to Theatre House Inc. in Covington for repair to her hoops.

Noon: Fast lunch.

12:45 p.m.: Husband drops her off at festival site. Changes into costume in 5 minutes behind bush.

1 p.m.: Volunteer shift begins. Decides official Volunteer ball cap doesn't work with outfit.

6:45 p.m.: Scheduled end of shift strolling festival. "But, I'll probably stay longer. ... I always do.''

Photo gallery of Day 1
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McCoury Band bluegrass masters
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