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Halloween Traditions

To Carve Or To Paint

Taste of Fall, Full Of Flavor

Our Neighbor Outer Space

Why do kids dress up, and when did the candy become a thing? That and more.

Peggy teaches us the things we need to know about pumpkin painting.

Grilled garlic & rosemary pork chops with yellow squash and baked apples.

We visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for our Daytrip.


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Halloween Traditions · 7

Ever wonder why we do the stuff we do on October 31st? Wonder no more.

Lost To The Lake · 10

An original ghost story perfect for kids around the campfire this fall.

Fall Styles · 12

Not too warm, not too cool. These styles show a lighter approach to fall wear.

Take 10 with Larry Bagley · 18

Larry Bagley has served our community for years. Meet the man you should already know.

Try Painting Ol Jack This Year · 20 Peggy says paint is the way to go for longer lasting and more vibrant pumpkins this year, and she tells you how to do it.

Fall Feast · 26

Grilled chops with yellow squash and baked apples will tell your mouth it's fall in no uncertain terms.

An Hour To Outer Space · 30

We take you to space the quick way in this issue's Daytrip with a visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, and share a bit about the man who made it possible.

Lake City Calendar · 35

There's a lot to do in Lake City this fall. Don't miss a bit of it; check out our calendar.

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Halloween Traditions

Halloween brings out the kid in all of us, but have you ever wondered where it all began or how some of our most well known Halloween traditions came to be? Jack-o-Lanterns

Jack-o-lanterns, which originated in Ireland with turnips instead of pumpkins, are based on a legend about a man name Stingy Jack who repeatedly trapped the Devil and only let him go on the condition that Jack would never go to Hell. However, when he died Jack learned that Heaven didn’t really want his soul either after all his devilish dealings, so he was condemned to wander the earth as a ghost for all eternity. His old friend, the Devil, gifted Jack a lump of burning coal, which Jack carried around in a carved-out turnip to light his way. Locals began carving frightening faces into their own gourds to scare off evil spirits such as Jack of the Lantern.

Ghosts

Celtic people believed that during the festival Samhain, which marked the transition to the new year at the end of the harvest and beginning of the winter, spirits walked the Earth. Later, the introduction of All Souls Day on November 2 by Christian missionaries perpetuated the idea of a mingling between the living and the dead around that time.

Costumes

With all these ghosts wandering around the Earth during Samhain, the Celts had to get creative to avoid being terrorized by evil spirits. To fake out the ghosts, people would don disguises so they would be mistaken for spirits themselves and left alone.

Trick-or-Treating

Everyone can agree that free candy is awesome. Beyond that, there’s lots of debate around the origins of trick-or-treating. One theory proposes that during Samhain, Celtic people would leave out food to placate the souls

and ghosts and spirits traveling the earth that night. Eventually, people began dressing up as these otherworldly beings in exchange for similar offerings of food and drink.

Trick-or-Treating, the Scottish Way

Other researchers speculate that the candy bonanza stems from the Scottish practice of guising, itself a secular version of souling. In the Middle Ages, soulers, children and poor adults, would go to local homes and collect food or money in return for prayers said for the dead on All Souls’ Day. Guisers ditched the prayers in favor of less religious performances like jokes, songs, or other “tricks.”

Trick-or-Treating, American-style

Some sources argue that our modern trick-or-treating stems from belsnickling, a tradition in German-American communities where children would dress in costume and then call on their neighbors to see if the adults could guess the identities of the disguised guests. In one version of the practice, the children were rewarded with food or other treats if no one could identify them.

Black Cats

The association of black cats and spookiness actually dates all the way back to the Middle Ages, when these dark kitties were considered a symbol of the Devil. It didn’t help the felines’ reputations when, centuries later, accused witches were often found to have cats, especially black ones, as companions. People started believing that the cats were a witch’s “familiar”—animals that gave them an assist with their dark magic—and the two have been linked ever since. LAKE CITY · 7


Bobbing for Apples

This game traces its origins to a courting ritual that was part of a Roman festival honoring Pamona, the goddess of agriculture and abundance. Multiple variations existed, but the basic gist was that young men and women would be able to foretell their future relationships based on the game. When the Romans conquered the British Isles the Pamona festival was blended with the similarly timed Samhain, a precursor to Halloween.

Black and Orange

The classic Halloween colors can also trace their origins back to the Celtic festival Samhain. Black represented the “death” of summer while orange is emblematic of the autumn harvest season.

Pranks

As a phenomenon that often varies by region, the pre-Halloween tradition, also known as “Devil’s Night,” is credited with a different origin depending on whom you ask. Some sources say that pranks were originally part of May Day celebrations. But Samhain, and eventually All Souls Day, always seem to have included good-natured mischief. When Scottish and Irish immigrants came to America, they brought along the tradition of celebrating Mischief Night as part of Halloween, which was great for candy-fueled pranksters.

Candles and Bonfires

These days, candles are more likely than towering traditional bonfires, but for much of the early history of Halloween, open flames were integral in lighting the way for souls seeking the afterlife.

Candy Apples

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goddess often represented by and associated with apples, the fruit has had a place in harvest celebrations. But the first mention of candy apples being given out at Halloween didn’t occur until the 1950s.

Bats

It’s likely that bats were present at the earliest celebrations of Halloween, not just symbolically but literally. As part of Samhain, the Celts lit large bonfires, which attracted insects. The insects, in turn, attracted bats, which soon became associated with the festival. Medieval folklore expanded upon the spooky connotation of bats with a number of superstitions built around the idea that bats were the harbingers of death.

Candy

The act of going door-to-door for handouts has long been a part of Halloween celebrations. But up until the middle of the 20th century, the “treats” kids received were not necessarily candy—toys, coins, fruit and nuts were just as likely to be given out. The rise in the popularity of trickor-treating in the 1950s inspired candy companies to make a marketing push with small, individually wrapped confections. People obliged out of convenience, but candy didn’t dominate at the exclusion of all other treats until parents started fearing anything unwrapped in the 1970s.

Candy Corn

According to some stories, a candymaker at the Wunderlee Candy Company in Philadelphia invented the revolutionary tri-color candy in the 1880s. The treats didn’t become a widespread phenomenon until another company brought the candy to the masses in 1898. At the time, candy corn was called "Chicken Feed" and sold in boxes that read "Something worth crowing for." Originally just generically autumnal candy because of corn’s association with harvest time, candy corn became Halloween-specific when trick-or-treating rose to prominence in the 1950s. ~Mental Floss


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LOST TO THE LAKE There's a tale of the lake that rarely is told The tale of a hero so brave and so bold He lost his love twice, his curse or his fate He searches in vain round the shores of the lake Should his spirit you meet in the dark of the night Simply offer respect and a bit of respite Aware of his loss and tormented plight His ghost lets pass those kind and polite

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onrad's family had lived in the area we know as Guntersville for several generations. He could tell you exactly if he stopped to think about it, but it wasn't the kind of thing he ever stopped to think about. His days were long and hard; he toiled on a small tract of land that provided for him and his wife. They lived a fine and happy life for their day, and had just been blessed with their first child (name unknown). Winnie was a Cherokee, her given name has been forgotten, but translated roughly to Song of the Wind. It suited her well, she had the voice of a sparrow and sang often. Conrad called her Winnie for short. Conrad's family had arrived from Scotland to the colonies early in the seventeenth century, and feeling little love for England's mounting influence, followed many of their fellow Scots south along the Appalachian Mountains, eventually settling themselves in the fertile lowlands around Guntersville. Winnie's people were from here. Things were different than you may imagine back then. Most were just lucky to survive. But that was some number of generations ago, and is of little relevance to Conrad and Winnie's story. Simply a bit of context as our story is only about to begin. It had been a cold winter, not uncommonly cold, but cold nevertheless. The day was January 15, 1865. It was a Sunday ... and it would be the darkest in Guntersville's history. Though it looked very little like it does today, remnants of old Guntersville, though very few, do remain. The Tennessee River and rail spurs that ran through Guntersville made it a worthwhile target to the Union Army. Generally left alone because of it's geography, the folks of the area never expected their weekly worship to be promplty followed by a Union attack. They noticed the smoke of the first fires at noon on that chilly sunny day. By 4 p.m. the town would be sacked. Burned to the ground. Conrad would survive, Winnie and their infant child would not be so lucky. Though the war would end only a few short months later, that

was of little concern to Conrad. It wouldn't have changed a thing if he had known. He had revenge in his heart and did the only thing his anger would allow. Conrad enlisted in the Confederate Army and set out avenge his wife and daughter by ball and by blade. Winnie and the child were laid to rest in the family's plot, near their home and church in the low lying lands near the river. Conrad fought bravely, and by any account, did his fair share of damage to the Yankees before giving his life trying to carry a wounded brother in arms from the battle field. Conrad never felt the musket ball that took his life. A clean and nearly perfect shot, it hit Conrad squarely in his already broken heart. His body was returned to Guntersville and he was buried as a hero next to his Winnie. Conrad was once again with his family and set forth to join them in the afterlife. Not professing to understand how the laws of time work, its enough to say the next part of the story goes like this. Settled happily in the unknown, Conrad would be torn from his beloveds once again ... it was 1935. In a rush to relocate 1200 families, Conrad's remains were excavated and moved to a new resting place, worthy of his service. His family were not. Tearing their rejoined souls apart, Conrad's spirit became restless, and when the dam was completed and 69,000 acres flooded in 1939, the weight of the water on the buried remains of his wife and daughter pushed the tormented soul from his corpse and cursed it to roam the shoreline of Guntersville Lake in search of his Winnie. Over the years since, many a fisherman have reported seeing the shadowy figure of the Confederate hero rustling through brush along the shore of the lake at dusk. And campers have told of the hollow cries that set their sleeping bodies straight and their hair on it's ends. It's eerie and drug out, "Winnnnieeee." The song of a hero's tormented heart carried away on the wind. LAKE CITY ¡ 11


Fre e F low Fa ll Summer is in no hurry to leave and old man winter is coming later each year, so go with the flow this fall in looser styles and flowing fabrics.

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Together We Can Do So Much LAKE CITY MAGAZINE: Larry, thanks for taking the time to let our readers get to know you a little better. While most in the area would know you for your community service, some may be surprised to learn you are a transplant to Guntersville. How did you end up in Lake City? Larry Bagley: Many years ago my wife Donna and I were camping at Mountain Lakes Resort in Langston. As we sat at the camper, we looked across the lake at the beautiful view and Gunter Mountain. I told Donna I would like to live on the top of that mountain. I bet the view is beautiful from up there. At the time, I didn’t even know what it was called. Sure enough we began looking at property and found our dream spot off Highway 79 in Cardessa Lane Estates. You could see Scottsboro and Hollywood to the north and the Guntersville Lodge to our south. Needless to say, we bought the property and five years later took early retirement and began to build our home. Although I am a transplant, I am a sixth generation Alabamian. My family grew up in Cherokee County around Centre and Cedar Bluff, Alabama and I still have several cousins that live in that area. LAKE CITY MAGAZINE: But before retirement you worked both in the banking and advertising worlds, is that correct? Tell us a little about that. Do you miss the hustle and bustle of the city and the corporate world? Larry Bagley:Before retirement I worked for SunTrust Bank in Chattanooga for 27 years and later was transferred to SunTrust in Atlanta. I also worked for the Atlanta based SouthTrust Bank which is now Wells Fargo. I was a Vice President in the Bank Operations Division at both institutions. My wife Donna also worked for SunTrust Bank for 37 years. She also transferred to Atlanta and ended her career as an Assistant VP, Business Analysis and Project Manager. I wrapped up my professional business career at an Atlanta advertising firm where I worked as the Operations Director reporting to the owner and president of the company. I can’t say I miss the hustle and bustle of Atlanta. It was just too much city for a little country boy like me. Sometimes I miss the challenge of the Information Technology world and not being able to keep up with all the changes as I did when I worked. LAKE CITY · 19


LAKE CITY MAGAZINE: Retirement hasn’t seemed to slow you down a bit, in fact you’re always on the go. And we hear you have a new appointment that’s allowing you to help impact other communities the way you have ours … through the Lions Club. Can you explain your role a bit? Larry Bagley: I really have not slowed down and hope I don’t have to anytime soon. I love working with our community and I want to make an impact that will be positive. I have worked with so many of the leaders in the community and have enjoyed every minute of it. There is so much to do and so little time to get it done. When I retired, I was asked by multiple people, what I was going to do? I told them everything! Of course I can’t do everything but I hope I can do enough that it will make a difference. My current position is Lions District Governor 34A. District 34A covers the northern third section of Alabama which includes 46 Lions Clubs with 1,115 members. I work with the clubs to develop leaders and to increase membership so that Lions can provide more service to more people in our district. I also work with the other two district governors in the state to provide the same service all over the state of Alabama. LAKE CITY MAGAZINE: Prior to your current position, you were President of the Guntersville Lions Club. During this time you found a lot of ways for the Lions Club to serve the community; can you share with us some of your more proud or memorable initiatives. Larry Bagley: Hmm ... where do I start? The Guntersville Lions have started a scholarship program for graduating seniors, instituted the Diabetes Lunch and Learn program, developed the Leo club (Leo’s are junior Lions) in Guntersville High School and built the outdoor classroom at Guntersville State Park. We send high school students to leadership camp at Troy University. We work with Marshall Medical’s certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietician to provide mirrors to newly diagnosed diabetes patients so that they can check their feet for ulcers. We also provide free eye exams and glasses to people who cannot purchase their own. One of our initiatives to combat hunger is a program each spring, along with the extension office, to provide seed packets for people to plant their own garden. Recently, we have worked with the pediatric cancer unit at Huntsville Hospital (St. Jude) to provide patients with a book or a toy lion with the inscription, “We wish you the courage of a lion.” We have stepped up our pace in working with Troop 4173 Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. We have such a beautiful city and its real jewel is the people. Without the giving people of Guntersville, we would not have a prayer of making a difference or serving so many. Thanks go out to all who have supported our Guntersville Lions Club; they help us make a difference in the community. LAKE CITY MAGAZINE: Perhaps the largest and most public event of 20 · LAKE CITY


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the Guntersville Lions Club is the River Run Car Show. In its 10th year, it draws thousands every August. Can you share with our readers how the event benefits the community and how it came to be? Larry Bagley: Before 2010, we tried multiple events in order to raise money to help us with funding our multiple service projects. Being the car enthusiast that I am, I thought why not try a car show. We started with about 50 cars, about 200 spectators and 4 vendors. We worked hard to grow it into the event it is today. At last year’s show, we had 311 registered cars and thousands of spectators with 40 vendors (food and others). This is our biggest fund raiser and it supports all of the services mentioned above and multiple other ones not mentioned. Without the support of our sponsors, donations and volunteers from all over the county, we would not be able to pull it off. We are forever grateful to all who give money, prizes and volunteer their time to our car show. Our county has some of the most generous businesses and people I have ever seen. LAKE CITY MAGAZINE: Seems pretty fitting for an enthusiast of old cars. Are they a hobby of yours as well? Larry Bagley: Yes, I love cars, old ald new. I try to go to as many car shows / events as I can. I spend hours looking at cars and car parts. For more than ten years, I saved my ‘extra’ money to restore my 1977 El Camino SS. Unfortunately, I had allowed it to get in pretty poor condition before restoration. After three years and a total restoration, it is a JEWEL! Another hobby of mine is collecting motorcycle models; I currently have over 600 models. I also love to go picking or junking as my wife calls it. I love to find bargains anywhere and everywhere. Recently I went on the 500 Mile Yard Sale that is so popular and made it about 8 miles in 9 hours across the top of Signal Mountain, but I found a lot of bargains, some stuff even FREE. If I have any spare time left, I love to karaoke. LAKE CITY MAGAZINE: Other than the Lions Club and old cars, how do you enjoy spending your leisure time around Lake Guntersville? 22 · LAKE CITY

Larry Bagley: I love camping, fishing with grandkids, and gardening. LAKE CITY MAGAZINE: Having become a bit of an ambassador for Guntersville, what are a few things you would recommend a first time visitor to Lake City be sure not to miss? Larry Bagley: Tour the lake, visit Guntersville State Park and attend one of their many educational programs, visit the museum, go to a concert at the park in downtown Guntersville, eat at as many restaurants as you can (they are all good) and walk down the streets and shop and meet our greatest assets, our people. LAKE CITY MAGAZINE: And for those who don’t really know about the Lions Club, can you share some of the ways our readers might become involved in our community? Larry Bagley: Lions are an international family. We have more than 1.4 million members in over 200 countries so we are very diverse. You can join Lions and serve locally in a multitude of projects but joining does not require you to serve 24/7 nor on every activity/initiative. And it does not mean you have to attend all meetings. We realize people are busy but would like to serve so we make that possible, by using people’s specific skills for specific projects and we have the lowest membership dues of any service organization. LAKE CITY MAGAZINE: Larry, thanks again for your time. We always like to close it the same way. Is there any last thought you would like to address directly to our readers? Larry Bagley: Helen Keller told the Lions, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Therefore, I would like to say, “Alone I can do so little; together we can do so much in our district." Please visit our website at www.guntersvillelionsclub.com for information on meetings, service opportunities and volunteer opportunities.


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At Home With Peggy This year try painting your pumpkins for a brighter, longer-lasting, and less messy alternative to the traditional jack-o-lantern Choose the Right Pumpkin

The perfect paintable pumpkin will be one without blemishes, particularly without any rotten spots. If you want to incorporate some warts or other features into your design, go ahead. Otherwise, it's important to look for a pumpkin with shallower ribbing to give you an easier surface to paint on.

Prep Your Pumpkin

Before you jump right into painting your pumpkin, you should prepare the surface. Like with any pumpkin decorating technique, you should always wash your pumpkin first. Wipe it down with a sanitizing wipe or with a soft cloth and some mild soap. This helps to remove dirt and grime to give you a clean surface to paint on, and it also removes bacteria that might speed up the rotting process.

Seal Your Pumpkin

Sealing your pumpkin before you paint it is optional, but it helps to give you a good surface to paint on. Choose an aerosol or brush sealant and cover your pumpkin. It won't necessarily preserve the pumpkin itself, but it can help with paint application.

Choose the Right Paint

Choosing the right paint for your pumpkin depends on a couple of factors. If you're painting with kids, choose a washable paint so you don't have to worry too much about the mess. If it's just adults, acrylic or spray paint are the best paints for pumpkins (as they won't crack), and puff paint can be used for certain detailed painting, such as creating a lacy effect. You can also use a chalkboard paint if you want something a little different.

Use the Proper Brushes

While pumpkins can be pretty sturdy, their skin can be easily damaged if you're not careful. When painting a pumpkin, you'll want to avoid hard, bristly brushes. Opt instead for sponge brushes and brushes with softer bristles so you don't damage the skin or scratch your pumpkin.

Plan Your Design

Some people prefer to be spontaneous with their decorating, while others like to have a plan laid out before they start. Whatever your style is, you should have a general idea of how you're going to paint your pumpkin, and having a plan can help you execute the perfect design. Trace your design on your pumpkin first with a pencil, or you can even use a predesigned stencil as the outline. LAKE CITY ¡ 25


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Grilled Garlic & Rosemary Pork Chops Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil (rosemary infused) 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tbsp red wine 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary 1/4 tsp salt Dash cracked black pepper 1 pound pork chops

Instructions

Combine all ingredients for the marinade in bowl. Place the pork chops in a pan and spoon over the marinade so that it coats the chops evenly. Allow the pork to marinate in the fridge for about 4 hours. Be sure to return them to room temperature before grilling. Grill over medium high heat for about 10 minutes per side for one inch chops. LAKE CITY ¡ 27


Yellow Squash Casserole Ingredients

1 tablespoon canola oil 3 pounds yellow squash sliced 1 white onion diced 1 teaspoon salt 8 ounces sour cream 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 large egg

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x9 baking pan or casserole dish. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in squash and onion and season with salt. Stir frequently until squash just starts to soften and liquids have been released, about 7 to 10 minutes. Drain well. In a large mixing bowl stir together sour cream, cheddar cheese, Parmesan, and egg until well combined. Add in squash and gently fold until well coated. Pour into the prepared baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes uncovered, until lightly browned. Serve hot.


Cinnamon Glazed Baked Apple Slices Ingredients

1 Granny Smith apple - Cored and sliced 2 1/2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar 1 pinch ground cinnamon, or to taste

Instructions

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F Spread the apple slices into the bottom of a small baking dish. Whisk the water and cornstarch together in a small bowl; pour over the apple slices and gently stir. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the apple slices. Cook in the preheated oven until the apples are tender, about 15 minutes.

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untsville is home to the largest space museum in the world: the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Not only is America’s space program on exhibit in Huntsville, it was forged in Huntsville. Known as the “Rocket City,” Huntsville, Alabama is where the rockets were developed that put men on the moon. When you visit this attraction, you can’t help but feel the anticipation Dr. Wernher von Braun and his team must have felt as they prepared to put man on the moon. And now you can learn about NASA's current plans (and Huntsville’s role in it) to travel to Mars with the world’s most powerful rocket – the Space Launch System (SLS). A space enthusiast, history buff, appreciator of the arts, or anyone with a general curiosity for how the world works would enjoy Alabama’s top tourism jewel. Where else can one stand beneath the world’s only full-stack Space Shuttle, complete with two solid rocket boosters and external tank? Or walk the length of a suspended authentic Saturn V moon rocket? The spaceflight collection doesn’t stop there. In true Huntsville fashion, you’ll find history celebrated along with progress. The permanent museum collection covers everything from: • The first American satellite, Explorer I • Original capsule trainers for the Mercury and Gemini programs • Design modules for the International Space Station • Next generation vehicles, such as Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser • Current models for SLS For more info visit www.rocketcenter.org

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r. Wernher von Braun (1912–1977) was one of the most important rocket developers and champions of space exploration in the twentieth century. As a youth he became enamored with the possibilities of space exploration by reading the work of science fiction authors. Later, von Braun encountered the work of Hermann Oberth, whose 1923 book The Rocket into Planetary Space, prompted von Braun to master calculus and trigonometry so he could understand the physics of rocketry. From his teenage years, von Braun had held a keen interest in space flight, becoming involved in the German Society for Space Travel in 1928. As a means of furthering his desire to build large and capable rockets, in late 1932 he went to work for the German army to develop liquid-fuel rockets. Based on his army-funded research, von Braun received a doctorate in physics on July 27, 1934. The V–2 ballistic missile, the antecedent of U.S. and Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles, was the primary brainchild of von Braun’s rocket team. After 1937 they worked at a secret laboratory at Peenemünde on the Baltic coast. A liquid propellant missile 46 feet in length and weighing 27,000 pounds, the V-2 flew at speeds in excess of 3,500 miles per hour and delivered a 2,200-pound warhead to a target 200 miles away. First successfully launched in October 1942, it was employed against targets in Western Europe beginning in September 1944. The V-2 assembly plant at the Mittelwerk, near the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp, used slave labor, as did a number of other production sites. Von Braun was a member of the Nazi Party and an SS officer, yet was also arrested by the Gestapo in 1944 for careless remarks he made about the war and the rocket. His responsibility for the crimes connected to rocket production is controversial. By late 1944, it was obvious to von Braun that Germany would be destroyed and occupied, and he began planning for the postwar era. Before the Allied capture of the V–2 rocket complex, von Braun was sent south, eventually to Bavaria and surrendered to the Americans there, along with other key team leaders. For fifteen years after World War II, Von Braun worked with the U.S. Army in the development of ballistic missiles. As part

of a military operation called Project Paperclip, he and an initial group of about 125 were sent to America where they were installed at Fort Bliss, Texas. There they worked on rockets for the U.S. Army, and assisted in V-2 launches at White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico. In 1950 von Braun’s team moved to the Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama, where they designed the Army’s Redstone and Jupiter ballistic missiles, as well as the Jupiter C, Juno II, and Saturn I launch vehicles. A Jupiter C orbited the first U.S. satellite, Explorer I, in 1958. Von Braun also became one of the most prominent advocates for space exploration in the United States during the 1950s, writing numerous books and several articles for magazines such as Collier’s. Von Braun also served as a spokesman for three Walt Disney television programs on space travel, Man in Space. In 1960, President Eisenhower transferred his rocket development center at Redstone Arsenal from the Army to the newly established National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Its primary objective was to develop giant Saturn rockets. Accordingly, von Braun became director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that would propel Americans to the Moon. At Marshall, the group continued work on the Redstone-Mercury, the rocket that sent the first American astronaut, Alan Shepard, on a suborbital flight on May 5, 1961. Shortly after Shepard’s successful flight, President John F. Kennedy challenged America to send a man to the Moon by the end of the decade. With the July 20, 1969 moon landing, the Apollo 11 mission fulfilled both Kennedy’s mission and Dr. Von Braun’s lifelong dream. In 1970, NASA leadership asked von Braun to move to Washington, D.C., to head up the strategic planning effort for the agency. He left his home in Huntsville, Alabama, but in 1972 he decided to retire from NASA and work for Fairchild Industries of Germantown, Maryland. He died in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 16, 1977. ~Biography of Wernher Von Braun - www.nasa.gov LAKE CITY · 33


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LAKE CITY CALENDAR Sept 10

United Way of Marshall County Day of Caring

United Way’s Day of Caring is the largest one-day community service event in Marshall County. One day - one community amazing results. To register, get involved or learn more visit www.unitedwaymarshall.org

Sept 13-15

Wellness Retreat: Recharge, Thrive 5:00pm-10:30am

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YMCA Camp Cha La Kee Alliance Cancer Care and Heart of the Valley YMCA are partnering to present the 2019 Wellness Retreat for cancer patients and survivors at the beautiful, serene YMCA Camp Cha La Kee campus. Participants will connect with each other in a weekend of sharing experiences that will encourage healing and improve well-being. Contact Terrie Keller, Health Initiatives Coordinator 256.428.9622 ext.3011 for more information.

Sept 20

Live Trio at the Brick 7:00pm

Local musician Evan Walker bringing his own brand of southern comfort and country in an intimate acoustic set. Soulful vocals and original songs, plus many classic favorites are sure to make it a night of story-telling and good times. The Brick Guntersville is located at 373 Gunter Ave.

Sept 26

Mountain Valley Arts Council Fall Concert Series 6:30pm-8:30pm

Mountain Valley Arts Council welcomes Two Tone Willie to kick off its 2019 Fall Concert Series at Errol Allan Park. As always the concerts are free, just bring your friends and chairs and enjoy the evening. Food trucks will be on-site and the local restaurants will be open.

Oct 3

Mountain Valley Arts Council Fall Concert Series 6:30pm-8:30pm

Catch Shane Adkins at Errol Allan Park. As always the concerts are free, just bring your friends and chairs and enjoy the evening. Food trucks will be on-site and the local restaurants will be open.

Oct 5

Tournament of Titans 6:00am-6:00pm Guntersville Lake

Do you want a chance to compete with backto-back Bassmaster Classic Champion, Jordan Lee, in a kayak fishing tournament? How about the opportunity to win the top prize of $6,500 and a new Titan Propel 10.5? Tourneyx.com/app/tourney/nativewatercrafts-tournament-of-titans

Oct 6

Family Day at Civitan Park 10:00am-2:00pm

Come enjoy a day of worship, fellowship and fun at Civitan Park on Lake Guntersville. Family Fun Day will be at 1130 Sunset Dr, Guntersville Alabama.

Oct 11-12

Lake City Fall Festival Downtown Guntersville

Two days full of fall fun for the whole family. Activities to include arts and crafts, inflatables, train rides, face painting, music and family games. There will also be a rockclimbing wall. Food trucks will be on-site.

Oct 11-13

Big Bass Tour 7:00am-3:00pm Guntersville Lake

Gerald Swindle Big Bass Classic presented by Marshall County - Guaranteed prizes and payouts. This will be a 3-day event. For more information and for registration go to bigbasstour.com/tournament s/2019/ guntersville-lake-alabama

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Catch Monkey Business at Errol Allan Park. As always the concerts are free, just bring your friends and chairs and enjoy the evening. Food trucks will be on-site and the local restaurants will be open.

The Witches Ride is a easy bike ride or walk near downtown. The GWR Pre-Party will be at Stach & Co. The Black Cat Ball will immediately follow after the ride at the Guntersville Senior Center. Wizards are welcomed and encouraged to dance up a spell to the LIVE music. Food and drinks will be provided. Riders/walkers must wear a whimsical witch costume and decorate broom or bike.

Oct 24

Mountain Valley Arts Council Fall Concert Series 6:30pm-8:30pm

Catch Mack Rice and the River Bottom Band at Errol Allan Park. As always the concerts are free, just bring your friends and chairs and enjoy the evening. Food trucks will be on-site and the local restaurants will be open.

Guntersville Witches Ride & Black Cat Ball 5:00pm-10:00pm

Oct 26

10th Annual Pink Pumpkin Run 7:00am-11:15am Guntersville Civitan Park

The Foundation for Marshall Medical Center is excited to present the 10th Annual Pink Pumpkin Run to benefit mammography

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Oct 31

Mountain Valley Arts Council Fall Concert Series 6:30pm-8:30pm

Catch The Emily Joseph Band at Errol Allan Park. As always the concerts are free, Food trucks will be on-site and the local restaurants will be open.

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Lake City Magazine | Volume 2 Issue 5  

Lake City Magazine is a local lifestyle magazine based in and around Guntersville, Alabama. Long known for some of the best fishing in the c...

Lake City Magazine | Volume 2 Issue 5  

Lake City Magazine is a local lifestyle magazine based in and around Guntersville, Alabama. Long known for some of the best fishing in the c...