Sunday, July 22, 2007

On Kevin Locke: A National Treasure of the United States

The Baha'i friends associated with the Brighton Creek Conference Center are again inviting folks to join them on a cruise to Alaska. Reading a newsletter item about this, I learned something about Kevin Locke I didn't know. -gw

Our beloved Baha’i sister, ERICA TOUSSAINT, member of our U.S. Baha’i National Spiritual Assembly, will be taking the place of Kevin Locke on our Cruise. ... The reason Kevin cannot make this Cruise is that he has been asked to speak at the 30th Anniversary of all those named as “National Treasures of the United States. It was in 1990 Kevin Locke was named “Master Traditional Treasure” by former President George Bush Sr. There are only about 10 other individuals receiving this award each year, and this Year’s gathering is to have as many as are still alive come together. He is among such greats as BB King, Wally McCrea – Poet, Earl Scruggs-Banjo & Blue Grass artist as well as a host of others.

"Kevin Locke," uploaded on October 22, 2006 by Vafa Khavari on flickr

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