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Reddick to speak at historical society dinner

Apr. 3—GREENSBURG — The Historical Society of Decatur County will hold its annual dinner at 6 p.m. April 20 in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church of Greensburg. The cost is $20 per person.

The evening will consist of a meal of baked pork tenderloin with plum glaze, Parmesan chicken breast, cheesy potatoes, glazed carrots, broccoli spears, apple salad, dinner rolls, assorted pies, and drinks.

After the meal, author David B. Reddick will present "Mary Stewart Carey and the origins of the State Flag."

Carey is a Greensburg native and chair of the DAR State Flag Committee who was instrumental in the design of the Indiana flag.

Reddick wrote the book "The Indiana Flag: Who Really Designed It" and will have copies available for purchase for $15.

Reddick, a native of Canada, spent the first 20 years of his working career as a newspaper reporter, editor and college journalism instructor.

The next 24 years were spent as an insurance regulator, a health insurance company lobbyist and as a researcher for a national property/casualty trade association.

Reddick is co-editor of The Magic of Indians' Baseball, 1887-1987 and the author of 15 fictional short stories.

He and wife, Rebecca, live in Camby, Indiana.

Reservations are being accepted by calling 812-663-2764, by emailing dechissoc@etczone.com, or by stopping by the museum at 222 N. Franklin Street, Greensburg.

Reservations are due by April 12.

Historical Society of Decatur County membership is not required to attend this event.

The museum's hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 1 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of the month.

Contact Bill Rethlake at 812-651-0876 or email bill.rethlake@greensburgdailynews.com