Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center Speaker Series continues Wednesday
The Newaygo County Museum will continue our speaker series with Ken DeLaat, publisher of Near North Now, who has prepared an interesting talk entitled Local News: To Enlighten, Entertain, Educate and Encourage Dialogue. Please join us at the Museum on Wednesday, July 24th at 6:30 pm.
The presentation highlights his time in the local news business. As Ken puts it, “I will likely ramble on a bit about how I fell into this, share a few anecdotal stories, make a few observations, talk about some cool interviews over the years and endeavor to be somewhat interesting.”
He will also be speaking about a lengthy personal obsession with those lone abandoned shoes (always just one) found alongside highways across America, which he has chronicled through the years via columns, stories, travel pieces, and assorted articles.
Ken worked as a counselor/therapist for a few decades before transitioning over to writing, which led to the journalistic endeavors. Ken has lived in Newaygo County for 20+ years and has been married for 47 years to his “Lifetime Spousal Companion” Lil, and he has “almost given up on my dream of being a relief pitcher for the Tigers”.
Please join us at the Museum on Wednesday, July 24thth at 6:30 pm for this forty-minute presentation, the second of this year’s Heritage Speaker series, which will be followed by a time of questions and answers. The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center is at 12 Quarterline in downtown Newaygo. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Donations are matched at 50 percent by the Fremont Area Community Foundation, which provides core operational support for the organization.
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