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Historic Village to open for BPC Chili Cook-off

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MOUNT VERNON—The Montgomery County Historic Village on the Brewton-Parker College Mount Vernon campus will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, in cooperation with the BPC Chili Cook-off. Admission is free. 


The historic houses on the site recently received several donations that are now on display, including a corner cupboard, antebellum cookware and chairs. Also on display will be framed bills of exchange, the form of paper currency used in the 19th century.


The Cooper-Conner house and the Berry Thompson house are log homes constructed by early settlers to this area in the 1830s and ’40s.  These families settled in the Uvalda and Vidalia area and helped build schools and churches.  Their lives are representative of energetic farmers of the antebellum period.


The Montgomery County Historic Village Committee encourages the public to taste and judge the chili, and then come by and see what is new at the Historic Village. The cook-off begins at 11 a.m. The judging ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Live entertainment, food for purchase and a kiddie carnival round out the family fun-filled day.


For more information on the Historic Village, contact Mary Waalkes at 583-3110, or at For more information on the Chili Cook-off, contact Barbara Keel at 583-3202, or at


Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georiga.


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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM