Note to all the Civil War reenactors out there who like to run around shooting old guns: The second-annual Civil War Day planned for Saturday in Parkton might not be for you.
Redeemer Lutheran Church is putting on the free event from noon to 6:30 p.m. to tell the story of the U.S. Christian Commission, whose members took Bibles, bandages and coffee to battlefields.
There will be performances of period songs, a presentation by an Abraham Lincoln impersonator and children's activities that include ice-cream making. The event will conclude with a reenactment of a camp worship service led by John Wega, director of the U.S. Christian Commission in Gettysburg.
"There will not," the press release notes in bold, "be any shooting."