Towns County Historical Society renovations completed

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Towns County Historical society

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Renovations to the Towns County Historical Society’s meeting room at the former recreation center in Hiawassee have been completed. The society has been holding its monthly meetings at the Towns County Civic Center during the revitalization process.

Old Rec Cemter

The ceiling of the historical society’s meeting room was in dire need of repair due to water damage.

“After a few months of meeting in the Civic Center due to new roofing, painting, and renovation of our meeting area, we are happy to announce that the October meeting will held in our regular meeting room at 900 North Main Street, near Anderson Bridge,” Sandra Green , the society’s president, said. “We are excited for you to see the improvements and upgrades that have taken place over the last several months. We want to thank Commissioner Bradshaw for his support and cooperation during the entire process as well as Cecil Shook and his group of detainees for their hard work during the process.”

The Towns County Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 pm, Monday, October 14.

Towns County Historical Society

October’s program

“After our usual business session, we look forward to an interesting program ‘The Humble Beginnings of Young Harris College’ presented by Rev. John W. Kay,” Green said. “He will give an overview of how Rev. Artemas Lester was assigned to the Towns County Methodist Circuit in the late 1880s. Here, Rev. Lester saw the need for educational opportunity for the mountain boys and girls and planted the seed in 1886 that became Young Harris College.”

The public is invited to attend.

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