News from your Luckey Historical Society President March 30th, 2008
At our March 20, 2008 meeting we elected officers. Sally Predmore will be president, Shirley Davis will be the vice president, Lloyd Fahl will be our secretary, Ruth Rothenbuehler will be our treasurer, and Drew Predmore our web master. We still need to work on our planning committee. Shirley Davis reported on information that she received from Randy Gardner’s office. There are certain criteria that must be met before a group can receive grant money. They are; 1. must be established, 2. must work with the city, and 3. must have someone to oversee the proper use and documentation of grant moneys. So far, I believe we are doing well. We have only been meeting since last September and have come a long way. We will have to keep these criteria in mind as we plan for the future.
The Wood County Historical Society is having “Wood County Living History Day” the end of August. Each year they honor ten former notable wood county residents. This year they plan to honor our Ben Stone. Your president has shared information that we have collected and we have also received some bits of information that we did not have. One of the things that we received is a picture of Ben when he was very young. Ben’s relatives have delayed their visit to northwest Ohio until the end of August. This will allow them to attend the Wood County presentation. We are hoping to have a potluck dinner for the Ben Stone relatives during their visit.
Our first bake sale will be Saturday, April 5th from 9 to 12 at the Luckey Bank (now called the “State Bank”). I will be at the bank Friday afternoon around 4 to set up. I will try to stay there until they close at 6 for people to bring in their goodies. We may also get in a few early sales that way. I will be at the bank again about 8:30 AM to set things out again. You may also bring your goodies Saturday morning. I will be home Friday morning if you cannot deliver your goodies either of those times. I think that cookies are probably easiest to package and carry. If you don’t plan on making goodies, maybe you could help by buying goodies. As long as things work out, my plan is to make pizzelles and chocolate chip cookies from my grandmother’s recipe.
The Wood Count Historical Center & Museum will open for spring by having events all day on Saturday April 5th from 9a.m. to 4p.m. Events include; open forge blacksmithing demonstration, Civil War re-enactment, artillery demonstrations, and self guided tours. Following their opening day, hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 to 4:30 and weekends from 1 to 4 through the end of October.
Our next meeting will be April 17th at 6:30 (in the Luckey Library as usual) and our next scanning day will be April 19th from 9 to 12 (in the Luckey Library as usual).
HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.
OVER AND OUT,
DATES TO REMEMBER
BAKE SALE – Saturday April 5th from 9 to 12 at the Luckey Bank
NEXT MEETING – Thursday April 17th at 6:30 in the Luckey Library
NEXT SCANNING DATE – Saturday April 19th from 9 to 12 in the Luckey Library