The Bulloch County Historical Society will celebrate its first 40 years at its annual meeting on Monday, June 23.
It will begin with a silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and meeting starting at 7. The event serves as the capstone for a year that has been filled with many activities that are in keeping with the society’s mission to preserve, interpret and disseminate local history, according to Sylvia Harville, the chairwoman of the event.
Dr. Del Presley will deliver the keynote address as he reviews the first 40 years of the society, providing the “who, what, when and why” of the organization’s existence.
Tickets to the dinner and meeting are available at the Statesboro Herald until 5 p.m. Friday. Tickets will not be available at the door. The dinner is being catered and hosted by the The Hall by 40 East at its banquet facility on East Vine Street, next to Charlie Olliff Square.
“The annual meeting committee has put together a great silent auction, including 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, plus many other items, including many homemade goodies, including a pound cake by Judge Faye Sanders Martin, and much more,” society President Joe McGlamery said.
The gala evening will also feature presentation of the Georgia Historical Society's Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award. The local history group 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 Society.
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.”