The Auburntown Historical Society marked the end of its fifth year Thursday Oct. 21, 2010, with a potluck supper held before the meeting. Twenty seven members and guests enjoyed the speaker for the evening, Sherrie Paty Barber from St. Cloud, Florida.
Mrs. Barber gave an interesting talk starting with her family ties to Auburntown, how she gathered information for her book The Odom Oracle, the trials and tribulations of publishing and tidbits of her upcoming book, Murder on Fodderstack Knob, which is currently in the hands of her publisher.
An election was then held for officers and one new board member for 2011. Officers for next year are Mary Hughes, President; Bobby Dutton, Vice President; Donna Nichols, Secretary and Danny Nichols, Treasurer. Jean Melton was elected Board Member for a term of three years to replace Winfred Gaither.
Other board members are Sue Davenport and Charlie Mitchel Dunn. The next meeting will be Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:00 at the Auburntown Church of Christ annex. Visitors are always welcome!
Story by Mary Hughes. Photo by Donna Nichols.