Please join the Friends of the Jackson Public Library as they host actress Dixie Tymitz presenting her one-woman play titled Granny D: The power of One on Wednesday November 11th, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Public Library, located at 52 Main Street in Jackson, NH.
On December 31st, 1998, 88-year old Doris Haddock, known affectionately as “Granny D” set out to walk across America from Santa Monica Beach, CA to Washington, DC, our nation’s capital. She undertook this feat in order to draw attention to the need for national campaign finance reform, because she believed that money in politics had betrayed our representative democracy. She trekked through over 1,000 miles of desert, climbed the Appalachian Range in blizzard conditions and even skied 100 miles after a historic snowfall made roadside walking impossible. As much as any solider on the battlefield, she was willing to give her life for her country’s highest ideals.
Actress Dixie Tymitz portrays the legendary campaign finance reform activist character of Granny D and her incredible journey in this informative re-enactment. Dixie is a professional actress, singer and story-teller from Pennsylvania who has also been a Humanities and Theatre teacher.
The presentation is free and open to the public although a $5.00 donation is welcome to offset speaker expenses. For more information, please contact the Jackson Public Library at 603-383-9731 or https://www.facebook.com/events/1480188288962072/