Author's Night And Dinner a success

NEWCOMB Authors night and dinner was a great success for Newcomb Central School. On Thursday, Oct. 4, the Newcomb Class of 2011 served a delicious spaghetti dinner with the help of Town Supervisor, George Canon, who made his famous spaghetti sauce. I had to stretch my sauce because a lot more people came for dinner then I expected. Canon said. Many community members came to hear Native American author Joseph Bruchac, discuss his book, Code Talkers. Bruchac is from the Saratoga Springs. His book is a story about the use of the Navajo language as a code during World War II. Mary Bush, who organized authors night, ordered quite a few books for community members to purchase. In fact, the Newcomb Book Club read the book for its book club selection last month. Many people brought their book to be signed by the author. They were also entertained by Bruchacs stories about the Navajo Indians, particularly the Navajo Indian code talkers, upon whom several of the books characters are based. Bruchac discussed how he started with a short story and then developed it into a novel. He also brought some Indian musical instruments with which he entertained the audience with Navajo songs.

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