Three long-time members of the South Sebastian County Historical Society were recognized at the group’s June 15 meeting for their exceptional dedication and service to the organization. Pictured with volunteer coordinator Paula Resch are honorees Marianne Abshere, Louise Stewart and Vernon Stewart. Mrs. Abshere has volunteered every day the Old Jail Museum has been open, since its inception, with few exceptions. She has donated hundreds, or perhaps thousands of hours, over the years. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart have performed a multitude of tasks at the Museum since the Historical Society was created, including curating artifacts, setup and maintenance of the Vineyard cabin and Ole Barn, manning the volunteer desk, maintenance of the grounds, greeting visitors to the Society’s monthly meetings, working at fundraisers and acting as liaisons and historians to the community.
The South Sebastian County Historical Society also said "Thank You" to members of the Alpha Delta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha of Greenwood, sponsors of the Airing of the Quilts quilt show, at the group’s June 15 meeting. This year was the best so far. Thank you to the community for all your support. Without your ads, donations and attendance we could not be successful. Miss Sue’s Tea Room, where you could come and have a nice lunch and view the quilts, was added and was very successful this year. It is through advertising, tickets sales and the tea room sales that this years event was so successful. Alpha Delta ESA President Ginny Hales was proud to present $5,000 to Historical Society President Bob Turner . Also pictured is Alpha Delta ESA Vice President Becky Rainwater. These funds allow the Historical Society to improve and maintain their museum facilities and conduct the activities of the organization.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) is an international service organization that has over 3000 members worldwide. They sponsor St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital among many other worthwhile needs. The Alpha Delta chapter here in Greenwood was chartered over fifty years ago. If you would be interested in helping ESA or the Historical Society make a difference in your community, call Bob Turner at 996-2454 for the Historical Society or Ginny Hales at 996-7004 for ESA.