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Speaker to present on 'Popcorn King' for group

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Clay County Historical Society member Ken Turner will give a presentation on the life of Orville Redenbacher at the club's June meeting.

Turner was asked to give the presentation to a church group earlier in the year and was asked by society President Vickie Mace to give a reprisal performance.

The speech comes in anticipation of a donation of artifacts from the Redenbacher family and the Popcorn Festival to the Historical Society.

Turner has done research through the archives of the Historical Society, as well as supplemental information from the Internet.

He said it was difficult reconciling conflicting facts in sources.

"I tried to make it as factual as possible," Turner said.

Turner would eventually like to make contact with Redenbacher's daughter, who lives in Valparaiso, to learn more about "The Popcorn King."

His presentation will focus on Redenbacher's life, especially his careers between graduating from Purdue and marketing popcorn at age 63.

For May's Historical Society meeting, David Felstein will share his knowledge of motor sports.

The meeting is scheduled for May 5, at 7 p.m., in the basement of the Clay County Historical Society. For more information, contact Vickie Mace at 443-1844.

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