‘Old’ Brady resurrected during celebration
Brady Days, Aug. 2-4, to include historic look at village
A historic look at the village of Brady is what the Brady School Foundation and Brady Beauties (Brady Red Hats) have planned for the annual Brady Days celebration Aug. 2-4.
“Old Brady Comes to Life” is the theme for the project for the celebration which includes several activities.
Organizers said the Brady school gymnasium will be transformed into the Brady Museum for all three days of the celebration.
“Come browse the artifacts of Old Brady Town and reminisce with friends,” said Brady School Foundation member Marge Spencer.
On Saturday, Aug. 3, the museum will open during the parade lineup, close during the parade and re-open.
At 3:30 p.m., there will be a non-walking tour that includes presentations of forgotten individuals from Brady’s past in the high school auditorium.
Donnie Trisdale, a Brady High School senior, will portray Governor R. Cochran, Dee Ann Birkel will be Mary Francis Riley, Ray Blede will become Johnny Fredrickson and Bonnie Aubushon will perform a Brady Hotel madam.
Free-will donations to the Brady School Foundation, an organization that is just two years old, will be accepted for all of the historical activities.
In addition, a “Miles, Memories and Meals” Brady cookbook, written by the Brady Beauties, will be sold.
Spencer said the cookbook is not “run-of-the-mill” and includes old recipes, pictures, history and poetry.
“Even if you don’t cook, it makes for a good read,” she said.
The cookbook can be purchased with a $25 donation to the Brady School Foundation.
Spencer said organizers are seeking pictures, information or items about the history of Brady which they want to set up on 18 to 20 different tables in the school.
For example, Spencer said churches, schools, clubs, cemeteries, businesses, banks could contribute and items from cattle brands, sports, the arts, newspapers, kitchens and more would be welcomed.