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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Favorite Time Of The Year....and a thanks to Our Volunteers

Posted by: Carolyn Kolar on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This is my favorite time of the year. We all can enjoy the cool weather and beautiful colors of the Fall leaves.

Our volunteers have been busy. Thanks to Alec and Sharon Jones who visited the Archives and made adjustments to stabilize the shelves that hold our large scrapbooks.

Betty Bagby was honored with our first HHS Hero award in recognition of her past and current contributions as a Charter Member, Officer and Volunteer. She volunteers almost weekly in the Archives.

For the second year in a row, the Folklore Center was open during the Bluff Park Art Show. Volunteers included Bob Kolar, Debbie Burtnett, Jean Butterworth, Doug Harkness, Inez McCollum, Brenda Pritchett, and Carolyn Kolar. A steady drizzle kept the crowds away but a few small groups showed up and some children enjoyed the scavenger hunt. John Tingley paid a long visit (and liked what he saw at the cabin — as a former owner of Homestead Hollow, John has knowledge of pioneer ways!)

We have a great opportunity to volunteer and spread the word about our organization at the annual Moss Rock Festival on November 7 and 8th. Please donate a couple of hours at our booth!

Thanks to Pam Thompson for her efforts in gaining sponsors for our Hoover History book Vol. II. An initial group of 78 businesses are being contacted.

The family of Barbara Clark has made a memorial donation to our society in her name.

Just as our historical markers were refurbished, one was destroyed at the Overseer’s house. It was car vs. marker and the car won!

Jerry York presented a great program in September and said he was very impressed with our newsletter. He took a copy to show his civic groups in Oxford, AL. We are glad Debbie Burtnett's hard work has been recognized.

We are pleased that new members have joined us over the summer and since our last meeting. Please welcome Linda Barwick, Carol McIntyre, Peter Northcott, Lori Salter-Schommer, David Veasey, and Wayne Wood.

We continue to conduct interviews and copy newspaper articles to assist Pamela King in writing our new book. Carolyn and Pam recently interviewed former Mayor John Hodnett. Contact any board member if you can assist us in this project.


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