Guest speaker, Ms. Thompson, wrote a skit about the character Polly Slocum from Weil’s book. Background information about the revolutionary period and information about the war was provided by Southport residents Phyllis Wilson and Trudy Tanzillo, who is a member of the Jackie’s program committee. All three ladies are member of the Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Doris Thompson, who portrayed Polly was dressed in Colonial Costume. The narrators presented facts about Polly Slocumb’s Ride, then Thompson portraying Polly reenacts what is believed to have happened. At the end you want to believe Polly, who at times has been known to embellish her story.
The book is delightful and if anyone would like to purchase “Cornwallis’ Campaign: Wilmington to Yorktown.” they can call Wayne County Museum at 919-734-5023 or e-mail them. firstname.lastname@example.org