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April 19, 2012

Friends of Ernie Pyle plans May 19 museum fundraiser

Program will feature actor portraying Pyle in one-man drama

Noted actor Rick Plummer and the Crosley Radio Players will team up to celebrate the life and times of renowned World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle in a special presentation May 19 at South Vermillion High School auditorium in Clinton.

The fundraising event is sponsored and hosted by the Friends of Ernie Pyle, owner and operator of the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum in Dana, Pyle’s hometown. Proceeds will go toward continued operation of the museum.

The two-hour, two-part program will begin at 7 p.m. EDT. Plummer will open the evening's entertainment with his one-man drama, "Live from the Front: Byline Ernie Pyle," in which he portrays Pyle. Following Plummer will be the Crosley Radio Players, the popular Terre Haute-based troop which recreates the "Golden Age of Radio" with period-correct musical and theatrical presentations. The group's emphasis will be on the 1940s.

Tickets are on sale for $10 at a number of Wabash Valley locations:

Bank of Indiana, 129 Maple St., Dana

Old National Bank, 407 S. Main St., Clinton

First Financial Bank, 221 S. Main St., Clinton

First Financial Bank, 100 W. Market St., Newport

Stop Light Gas, Indiana 71, St. Bernice

Old National Bank, 128 W. Ohio, Rockville

First National Bank, 147 W. Monroe St., Chrisman IL

The Tribune-Star, 222 S. Seventh St., Terre Haute

Tickets will also be available on the night of the event. Doors open at 6

p.m. EDT.

The Ernie Pyle World War II Museum is the former Ernie Pyle State Historic Site. The State of Indiana turned over the property to the Friends organization in late 2011. The site contains the home in which Pyle was born in 1900 and a museum dedicated to preserving his legacy as a war correspondent. The museum will re-open in May on weekends for the tourist season. Dana is located on Indiana 71 just north of U.S. 36 in Vermillion County.

"This is just another way the Friends of Ernie Pyle can help keep the Pyle legacy alive," said Cynthia Myers, Friends president. "This entertaining program will help educate more people about Ernie’s special place in World War II history, and at the same time raise funds for the museum."

South Vermillion High School, 770 W. Wildcat Drive, Clinton, is just west of Indiana 63.

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