Monday, November 3, 2008

Camden County's Heritage Quilt

Well folks, another year is almost over. Elections are tomorrow, and whomever you choose to vote for, just please go out and vote!

November is the last meeting of the Guale Historical Society until February, and we don't actually have a meeting as much as we have our end of the year banquet and a very special guest speaker.

This year our guest speaker will be Georgia Historical Society's James Jordan, researcher and historian. He will be speaking on a neglected subject: Georgia's Role in the Revolutionary War.

This year we also celebrate Guale's 30th anniversary and as part of that celebration we recognize all past, and current, presidents:

1978-79, '82
John Bailey

Mary Readdick

1981, '89, '99
Eloise B. Thompson

Robert Bennett

Bunnie McAbee

Bud Abbot

Ann Stoddard

Debra Vasquez

Gwen Thomas

John Christian

Rodney Sheffield

James Stacy

Tara Fields / MJ Manning

Robin Cross

The drawing for the Heritage Quilt is fast approaching and we haven't sold nearly enough tickets. Keep in mind there are only 500 tickets for this one-of-a-kind, unique, gorgeous, beautiful, and LARGE quilt! Think how good the odds are that YOU could be the winner!

The quilt is Queen/King size, so it's large enough to snuggle under should the winner choose to use it on their bed.
The quilt also has a sleeve on the back for hanging to show off the wonderful historical photographs on it.
As a reminder, here's a photo of the quilt:

From Historical Heirloom Quilt

Contact Guale Historical Society by email for information on ticket sales.
The quilt is currently on display at the St. Marys Tourism/Welcome Center in downtown St. Marys, in the small building next door to City Hall.
They have tickets on sale there.

Kingsland's new Welcome Center also has tickets for sale, as does the Bryan-Lang Historical Library in Woodbine.

Posters showing the quilt are displayed at key locations throughout Camden County, with information on the drawing, and how to get your tickets. You can see them at the Woodbine City Hall, St. Marys Library, Camden County Library, College of Coastal Georgia, Animal House Boarding & Grooming on Old Still Rd., Kingsland Welcome Center, Camden County Board of Commissioners in the Historic Courthouse in Woodbine, Bryan-Lang Historical Library.

The drawing will be on December 13, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. at the St. Marys Tourism Center, right before the Christmas Tour of Homes begins.

You do not have to be present to win, you only have to buy a ticket for your chance.

Please send us any comments or questions you may have.

We look forward to meeting and/or hearing from all of our now and future members at a meeting, or a ramble, in the new and wonderful year ahead.