Great Outhouse Blowout
Saturday October 6, 2012
Meet and Greet
Mule Man with Neal James
" MULE MAN
Marion County, Kentucky
wide as the "MULE
MAN" ... Boyd Sandusky was born on Mayes Chapel Road in Marion
County, Kentucky. One might say he has had a life
long love for
mules. At age ten, he was plowing corn with a Rastuss plow.
He has worked mules, rode mules, traded mules, trained mules
to work, ride and jump. Given the nickname The "MULE MAN" in
1975, his love affair with mules was just beginning. In 1990 he
bought his first jack, KENTUCKY CLYDE and began breeding mares.
He was breeding 100-120 mares a year, and had 4 jacks. As his
mule population grew, so did his reputation as the MULE MAN.
In 2010 the RFD Network did a show on Boyd Sandusky "Mule Man".
In 2011 he was asked to be judge of The Mule Show in Louisville,
Kentucky. Sandusky will be featured in an upcoming national cable
network show with his mules, date to be announced.
At his "The Mule Barn" in Lebanon,
Kentucky he has offered Field Days for Disability Kids the past
several years, passing on his knowledge and love
mules to the younger generation. Boyd and his wife
Donna are the parents of six children, all of which can drive a
pair of mules.
MULE MAN and his team of mules will be in the Parade at this year's
"Great Outhouse BLOWOUT" at Historic Penn's Store on Saturday,
October 6. PARADE time: 11:30 AM
Puppeteer and ventriloquist Nelson
Washington County, Kentucky will entertain kids of all ages
2012 October 6 BLOWOUT.
JACK HARTMAN -
from Campbellsville, Kentucky, writes poetry and short children's
stories and also composes and writes music. He is a singer and a
Higdon has worked for the Courier-Journal in
Louisville and the New York Times. He has
contributed to The Prairie Home Companion, researched the
NYPD counter-terrorism and intelligence division and is currently a
contributing editor with PBS Frontline's Teharan Bureau.
He lives in Lebanon, Kentucky, and Brooklyn, New York.
Higdon is the author of the book The Cornbread Mafia
and is the first journalist subpoenaed under the Obama
administration. His book takes readers back to the 1970s and
'80s and the clash between federal and local law enforcement and a
band of Kentucky farmers with moonshine and pride in their
One quote about the book says:
and wacky history that illuminated the shadowy area between the
good guys and the bad guys, and vividly documents how far the
temptations of one plant can take men ..." -- Geoffrey Gray,
author of the New York Times bestseller Skyjack: The Hunt for
D. B. Cooper
C. A. Shelley
will have a collection of knives for sale. Hi-Tech and
Modern. He buys or traded "Old" knives. Also, he will
do a book signing of his books of poetry. Framed prints of
his recent and most memorable poems will be available for purchase.Having
spent his early years in the USMC,
became a member of the Lexington Fire
Department, retiring after 28 years of service.
In 2010 he
found his voice in the arts by writing and co-producing the movie
Gone but Not Forgotten, the
Story of the Smoke Eaters, a full-length documentary
chronicling the memories and experiences of his "Firefighter
Brothers". During the filming Shelley became so inspired
that he began to write.
A Collection of Poems,
Thoughts & Short Stories about his beloved Fire Department.
Second: Wake Up, America;
itís Your Conscience Calling, thirty poems honoring the
struggles that our military and their families are enduring every
moment. Third: His current book
A Spiritual Awakening,
forty-nine poems of Inspiration & Hope.
himself a "Blue-Collar Poet", with "My God guiding this ship,
putting His words in my heart, which I put to paper. I am on a
mission and I have a lot to say, so look for me; I'm coming to you
down God's highway."
and his wife Rita reside at Lake Herrington, Mercer County,
Franklin Campbell is an artist and an
iternationally-known, award-winning novelist and poet from southern
Kentucky. At the Great Outhouse Blowout she will be doing
sketches and painting faces [along with her sister] as well as
selling art and books. Darlene lives and teaches in Adair County,
Kentucky, where she was born and spent her childhood. She shares
her home county with the legacies of Mark Twain' mother, Jane
Clemens, and Kentucky authors, Henry and Janice Holt Giles. The
country and people of Southern Appalachia color all her memories
and identity. With family scattered from the shores of the
Cumberland River to the Coal Fields of Pike County, a Kentucky life
is the only life she has ever known; therefore all proceeds from
her poetry go to fighting mountaintop removal and blessing lives of
the peoples of Southern Appalachia.
Her articles on Mexican-American heritage and
education have been published in New Madrid and
Instructor Magazine. Her poetry has been published in multiple
national and international magazines and journals as such as
Other Voices International,
Journal, Tipton Poetry Journal,
COAL: An Anthology by Blair Mountain
Press, aimed at halting mountaintop removal. Her work is also
to appear in Coal County: Rising up Against Mountain Top Removal,
by Counterpoint press in conjunction with Sierra Productions as an
accompaniment to the documentary [narrated by Ashley Judd], also
entitled Coal Country. Darlene is also a novelist who has
published two science fiction novels [Dragon's Heir and
Journey to Ak'ras]. She is currently working on a contemporary
fiction novel set in Upper Cumberland, Kentucky. Darlene plans to
give all royalties from the novel to the Relay for Life. She says
this is her way of fighting back for all the loved ones she has
seen claimed by cancer. "The cancer rate in Kentucky is
unbelievable," she says. "It's time we all stood together against
that giant and brought it down to size."The novel is entitled,
Chippie and is scheduled for release in early summer of 2010.
Darlene is a graduate of Lindsey Wilson
College and an alumnus of both Campbellsville University and
Western Kentucky University. She holds a Master's degree in
Education in Rural Settings. In addition to being a poet and
novelist, she is an accomplished artist whose murals are displayed
on walls throughout the Upper Cumberland region.
Woodward, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, now calls Hustonville,
Kentucky home. He has been crafting items of wood, large and
small, for 40 + years. At the 2012 BLOWOUT Woodward will
have a variety of his creations, many of which are "primitive"
style items, on display and for sale. For speciality
handcrafted wood items, Woodward may be reached at 606.346.5443 or
Linda S. Prather
was born in
Kentucky and is a resident
Linda will do a Book Signing and also share examples of topics
from her books such as Tarot Card Readings and Psychic
Phenomena. Her greatest desire as a writer is to write
characters that readers love, hate, laugh and cry with. She
loves learning -- period. She received an associate degree in
metaphysics in 1992 and has become a Certified Clinical
Hypnotherapist. Her first novel, The Gifts,
incorporated metaphysics into fiction.
Harrison-Pace, will debut dolls, journals and textile arts
for sale in support of feeding hungry children. She will also
do a book signing -- and you do not want to miss one of her
"readings". Check at her tent for potential "reading" times.
Yolantha is an award winning author, playwright and
as America's Top 100 Literary African American Divas, Poet of the
Year, Humanitarian Author of the Year, Adjunct Reporter for
University of Southern California's Institute of Genetic Medicine
Art Museum, Guest Columnist Advocate Messenger, On-Line
Arts and Education Reporter for Examiner, Guest Poet for
THE CAN FACTORY of Mohnesee, Germany.
Ambassador to Haiti for Arise and Shine
the Light Ministries.
& GORDON WEBB
a native of Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia, now resides in
Lebanon, KY. He picked
up the guitar in his teenage years after a football injury.
Being a teenager in the '60's, his musical influence was
rock and roll and popular music of the 50's and 60's.
This is the style he has stayed with.
Webb sometimes likes to alter the lyrics of rock and roll to
spiritual wording and perform in his church (as in Sister Act).
Gordon also performs covers in small venues with his friends
Mike Hill (bass) and
Ricky Cox (drums).
is a native of Lebanon, KY. He has played lead, rhythm, bass
with numerous bands over the years. Mike is a member of the
Lebanon-Marion County Historical Society and presently involved
with the Smithsonian "New Harmonies" Exhibit on display at Center
Square, Lebanon, KY. The Exhibit which chronicles the
importance of music in America's history, will run through
He goes by Joseph, although his mom calls him Joey and some folks
call him Joe. His full name, though, is
Joseph Ross Camuglia.
He's of Italian decent and grew up in a small town (of about 5
thousand people) 60 miles north of New York City. The town is
called Marlboro. And although they don't make cigarettes there,
they do smoke a lot of them! Marlboro is situated on the Hudson
River, not too far from Poughkeepsie or West Point. It's a
beautiful area of rolling hills and lots of trees, many of which
are fruit trees. The area rates third in apple production in the
New York State, and this songwriter was fortunate enough to live
amidst acres and acres of apple orchards. For twenty years he's
been writing and singing songs, often in places that you wouldn't
expect, such as pizza shops and barber shops... and grocery stores
and laundromats. He also sings and plays at more conventional
places like churches, coffeehouses, schools and college campuses.
Joseph s certainly one of America's best "unknown" songwriters. but
it's probably just a short period of time before some big shot
record producer offers him a contract and receives the fame and
fortune that he's been so diligently avoiding all these years! In
the meantime, singing for the few is what he loves to do. Many
albums are in the works. Joseph has written over a thousand songs,
and little by little he hopes to record at least a few hundred of
Professional musician, jewelry maker, equestrian
PATTERSON has been a professional musician for over 25
years, mainly in the Southwest United States, Anchorage, Alaska and
Lexington, Ky. Her sound is classic rock, country, blues and
Lisa is also an
artist specializing in jewelry and owner of GOODLIFE
JEWELRY. Her jewelry collection is antique,
vintage and handmade of sterling silver and semiprecious stones.
She also crafts some low silver percentage charms that are very
popular with teens (and inexpensive). She exhibits not only
her own work, but creations of a few jewelry artists from the
HORSE and RIDER HEALING involves green riders and
horses who need a helping hand to get in tune with each other
gently, emphasis on "gently" for horse and rider.
She has been riding and training her own horses/ponies since
childhood. According to Patterson, " I have had
veterinarians, trainers, horse show judges and fieriers who taught
me most all I know concerning this endeavor."
can be reached at 859. 265.0677
Steve Shepperson will be
back with his wonderful plants and products. Get them fast
before they are gone! Steve sells out fast.
For more information contact Jeanne Penn Lane at
257 Penn's Store Road
Gravel Switch, Kentucky 40328
Coordinates: N37.549912; W085.028191
It is best to call ahead to check times and cancellations.
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