Dr. Del Presley will deliver the keynote address next month at the 40th annual meeting of the Bulloch County Historical Society.
Presley will review the first 40 years of the society, providing the "who, what, when and why" of the organization's existence.
"The doors open at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 23, at The Hall by 40 East on East Vine Street," said Sylvia Harville, the chairwoman of the Annual Meeting Committee. "The meal and program will start at 7 o'clock, following an exciting silent auction that will include a painting by local artist Roxey Remley, a seated luncheon for up to 12 prepared by Connie Sanders and Susan McGlamery, a trip and cookout for 10 to the Bill and Virginia Anne Waters farm, two Adirondack chairs handmade by Frank Beacham, a reconditioned wood and metal school desk
refinished by Bede Mitchell, many homemade goodies including a pound cake by Judge Faye Sanders Martin, and much more."
The gala evening will also feature the presentation of the Georgia Historical Society's Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award.
The Bulloch County Historical Society won first place in the state in the programs category for "The Ole' Scarecrow Statesboro Medicine Show." This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of public history by affiliate chapters of the Georgia Historical
The Hall by 40 East will cater and host the event at its banquet facility on East Vine Street. There is plenty of off-street parking, including the parking lot of Sea Island Bank, located next door to The Hall.
"We hope that many others of you will want to donate a wonderful or unusual item to help our auction cause. A more complete list of auction items will be published before the meeting," Harville said, "so please call Virginia Anne Waters at (912) 682-9003 to arrange for your item to be included."
"The cost of tickets this year is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers," said Joe McGlamery, the president of the historical society. "There will not be tickets available at the door this year. To help us accurately plan for the dinner, we must know how many are coming. Tickets are available during regular business hours at the Statesboro Herald or at the May meeting of BCHS, which will be Tuesday, May 27, as the fourth Monday is Memorial Day."
Beautiful fresh floral centerpieces will be raffled for $1 a ticket, and everyone will receive two books as party favors.
"In the business portion of the meeting, the society will elect officers and directors for the coming program year of July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015," McGlamery said, "as well as amend the society's bylaws."