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Wants to know when next event will be held at Giles House
Comments re article 65216 Janice Holt Giles inducted into KY Writers Hall of Fame Floyd R Cox writes:
My grandfather, Samuel green Cox, was born in Casey Creek (Roley), Ky, before moving to Arkansas in 1892, and I am a close friend of Linda Neat Keeney now of Indianapolis. I would be interested in when your next gathering will be at the Holt/Giles log home. Dad was born three years before Janice Holt. Here is my link to Littleberry Cox, whose son, William, lived at Casey Creek: - Floyd R Cox
Thanks, Mr. Cox: We'll post this and perhaps someone will send a note of the next event there.

There is no more text for this item. Posted on 2015-10-18 18:46:28

Giles Society Membership Drive is underway
Your membership/ donations are tax deductible because you receive no gifts or services. All donations and/or volunteer work are accepted. Donations/ memberships may be made to The Giles Society and sent to Lakeysha Tucker 6112 Elkhorn Road Knifley, KY 42753 For additional information you may contact her by phone 270-849-8803 or email

By Mike Crain

March is the annual membership drive of The Giles Society. Janice Holt Giles was born March 28, 1905. The Giles Society was organized in 1996 to preserve the literary and architectural legacy of Janice Holt Giles and Henry Giles. Janice authored over 25 books and many short stories and articles during her writing career. Her husband also wrote books and articles as well as worked for area newspapers doing some writing for these too.

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Clara Metzmeier retires as Giles Society President
Keysha Tucker, Knifley, KY, is the new President

Posted by Linda Waggener

Susan Lewis sends word that longtime president of the Janice and Henry Giles Society, Clara Metzmeier, has retired from leadership of the board. Lewis said, "Clara has served The Janice Holt Giles and Henry Giles Society Board so well in so many different capacities that it will be difficult to imagine the position without her."

For many years, Metzmeier has been a passionate advocate for the lives and works of the Gileses. In so doing, she has helped to further the Giles reputation and foster a love for Kentucky's contributions to the literature of the world.

Lewis encourages everyone to, "Join us in bidding a fond farewell to her as president, but we will continue to call upon her for advice and knowledge of the Gileses."

The Giles Society welcomes new president, Keysha Tucker of Knifley, Kentucky. For the website, click to

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