The Annual OLIVER HARDY FESTIVAL in down town Harlem, Georgia will be Saturday 4 October, 2008, with the Sons of the Desert Reception Friday Evening October 3rd.
This will be the 15th. year in a row for the Look-A-Likes from Ohio to be a part of this Annual Community Event and to preside as Parade Grand Marshals, including a week of beening in costume at various locations.
[In 2006, at High 12, and in the center of the public activity, Bro's. Dale and Dennis were presented HONORARY MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATES from HARLEM LODGE # 276 F&AM of Harlem, Ga.]
[ Brother Oliver Hardy was a life long member of SOLOMON LODGE # 20 at Jacksonville, Fla.]
The Look-A-Likes have been featured in four Travel Brochures since July 2002 Promoting: Harlem, Ga., The Laurel & Hardy Museum of Harlem, Ga. ( The only Laurel & Hardy Museum in America and the third such museum in the world.) and the Annual Oliver Hardy Festival.
The traveling public that visits the Georgia I-20 Travel & Information Center at Augusta, Ga. will see a almost lifesize color photo of the Look-A-Likes, This photo is the second edition.
The Look-A-Likes have a Georgia Connection, as the Grand Father of Dennis (STAN) Moriarty, Dennis J. Moriarty, lived and worked in Atlanta, Ga. and is buried in the Westview Cemetary. Our Hero, Oliver Norvell Hardy's mother; Miss Emmie Norvell, Tant, Hardy, Jackson is intured at the Westview Cemetary also. Dennis's late father George E. Moriarty lived his teen years at Smyrna, Ga.
Dale Walter Sr. (OLLIE) and Dennis Moriarty (STAN) have been the Look-A-Likes since the fall of 1992.
[ As long time Masons; Dale is a Candidate Degree Coach and Dennis is TYLER, both members of TRINITY LODGE # 710 F&AM at Canton, Ohio. Dennis holds a Demit from TADMOR SHRINE of Akron, Ohio]
Dennis and Dale as Stan & Ollie held the RED RIBBON for the cutting and official Dedication of the Laurel & Hardy Museum of Harlem, Ga. Monday Morning July 15th. 2002.
The Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the museum was seen world wide on CNN.
You-al can read what others have printed about the Entertainers by letting your search engine ( Yahoo, Google, etc.) look for the following:
Sparkie & Look-A-Likes; Dennis Moriarty & Dale Walter;
Sparkie the Clown, Canton, Ohio; and K8AGB
Then, ONLY, Click on the web sites that feature Dale Walter & Dennis Moriarty.