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President's Message - Winter 2016

Posted by: Carolyn Kolar on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 12:00:00 am

Dear Members:

Thanks to the City of Hoover (and a suggestion by Pam Thompson and Jim Lyons), we now have three signs pointing the way to the Folklore Center!

Members created new packaging for our notecards, which now includes 11 designs. Fay Anderson generously donated the plastic bags for the cards. We have had, in the Archive, cassette tapes of oral interviews done for our History book in 1992. Currently, Bob Kolar is digitizing these so they will be available online soon.

Members have a great opportunity to volunteer and have fun at the same time by volunteering to work at our booth during the Moss Rock Festival, November 5th and 6th. We especially need several men to help dismantle the tent and display on on Sunday afternoon.

We have two new members who joined after visiting our Archive–Jim Langley and Sandy Atchison. Jim is on the board of Hoover New Horizons and was a speaker on Oak Hill Cemetery in 2016. He is scheduled to present Alabama Idioms in March 2017. Sandy is interested in historical research and has already donated a photo of the 1921 class of Summit School.

Three of our members (Sue Knopf, Peggy Patton, and Jim Langley) recently participated in the ‘Crafty Creations Bazaar’ at the Hoover Senior Center.

Please let a board member know if you would like to help do research, artwork, or make displays for Hoover’s 50th Anniversary. I am working on updating a display on the Tyler family. Suggestions include such topics as schools, businesses, and churches—another chance to volunteer!

Our Archive is seeking donations of Berry High School, Hoover High School, and Spain Park High School yearbooks and memorabilia. Please join us November 15th for our program on Holiday Traditions at Arlington Antebellum House and Gardens. Library renovations should be complete and we will meet downstairs.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Carolyn Kolar


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