CWWHITE PLAINS, Ky. (4/22/18) — Spectators watched a historic war reenactment, saw some classic cars, listened to music and enjoyed food during the White Plains Civil War Festival this weekend.

Those that missed out on the action Saturday have the opportunity to attend a Civil War Church Service 10 a.m. today followed by another battle reenactment at 1:30 p.m.

Jerry Niswonger of Madisonville took home the first-place trophy and the People’s Choice award at Saturday’s car show for his classic Plymouth.

Some of the Civil War reenactment participants traveling from out of town included the Rawhide and Linda Cohee family of Melbourne, Arkansas. The Cohees said it is their way of life to travel around to all of the Civil War festivals March-December and offer goods.

“I make leather goods like belts, knife holders, wood-working items and toys for children,” Rawhide said.

The family also tows a kitchen on wheels, where Linda makes her special homemade bread. They had pitched a white tent that is set up at the encampment.

“Everything I serve is on fried bread,” she said, adding they also make homemade rootbeer, cream soda and candy to sell at area festivals.

Participants from the encampment brought a piece of history to life during Saturday’s mock battle at the White Plains ball field, where about 100 or so people took in the sights and sounds.

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Ladonna Kay Lee
SurfKY News Reporter
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