January Quarterly Meeting

Please join us for our quarterly covered dish supper meeting at 7 pm on January 23, 2020. ECHPS will provide meat and tea for the meal. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Following the meal and a brief business meeting, we will enjoy listening to Shirley Proctor Twiss, the author of four books.  Mrs. Twiss lives in Greenville, SC, but she is originally from Swainsboro, and she plans to talk about growing up in Swainsboro.

Shirley Proctor Twiss is the author of 4 books: Cotton in Augusta, Joy in the Morning, From Myra to Laura, and Myra: The Girl…the Woman…the Legend. More information can be found at her website: http://shirleytwiss.com/author.html

Successful Fundraiser

Our annual ECHPS spaghetti fundraiser last week was a success. Thank you so much to all the individuals and businesses who purchased meals!

We are grateful for those who cooked, served hundreds of meals, and helped out behind the scenes. Our board members and other members and friends really came through for us.

Pictured is Dr. John Derden, our vice-president, on a well-deserved break from serving spaghetti.

56 Drive-In Sign at 50th Reunion

SHS Class of 1969 50th Reunion pose before the 56 Drive-In Theatre Sign

The 56 Drive-In Theatre sign is in the process of being restored in Statesboro. The bases for the lights are on the panels, and the sign was brought to the 50th Reunion of Swainsboro High School Class of 1969 so class members could see the progress that has been made on restoration of the sign. Afterwards, the sign was returned to Statesboro so the restoration can be completed.

Bells Entertain at April Meeting

At the April 25 Annual Meeting, ECHPS members and guests enjoyed a delightful musical program presented by Amanda and Brandon Bell, a talented husband-and-wife duo. Keeping with the spirit of preserving history, the Bells shared the origin and history of old hymns and Irish songs before singing each one.

The Emanuel County Historic Preservation Society met at the Farm and Home Museum for the annual meeting. Prior to the entertainment, the members and guests enjoyed a delicious covered dish supper.

Following the supper, George Elder presided over the business meeting, and John Derden presented the board members and officers for 2019-2020.

Missy Elder introduced Amanda and Brandon Bell who also partnered with ECHPS to provide music for Pine Bark Stew during our celebration of the Bicentennial. We are grateful to Brandon and Amanda for sharing their talents with us!