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Giles Foundation has new web site

By Linda Waggener

Brian Rich at Jeffries Hardware recently mentioned that he'd searched both ColumbiaMagazine.com and Columbia-Adaircounty.com looking for the web site of The Janice Holt and Henry Giles Foundation but what he had located no longer opened.

We contacted Beverly England, one of the chairpersons of the annual arts and crafts day, and she told us that they have a new web site address which is: http://www.gilessociety.org.

Beverly also told us that the annual Giles Foundation Arts/Crafts Day 2003 is in the organization phase now. Applications are available to the public and they hope you'll spread the word to anyone who might like to sign up for a booth. The date for this year's event is October 4, 2003 from 9 to 4 cst at the Giles house. Beverly England can be reached by e-mail at bengland@duo-county.com for more information.

Calendar of events
The Janice Holt and Henry Giles Foundation leadership is hard at work getting ready for special events of the season. Following are some coming events and news items to include on your calendar:

  • May 14: Taylor County Young Historians will meet at theGiles House.
  • May 24: Docent Program Workshop, 10 a.m. (all times are central standard). This is for individuals who would like to helpwith keeping the house open on the weekends during the summer up to October.
  • June 7: the Giles house will be open for the public.
  • June 19: Taylor County Historical Society picnic and program at the Giles House.
  • June 21: Henrietta Scott will be conducting a workshop at the house.
  • June 28: Kentucky Humanities Council Speaker 4 p.m. picinic, 5 p.m. presentaion. Loyal Jones will be speaking on Appalachian Humor.
  • July 26: KHC presentation 4 p.m. picinic; 5 p.m. presentation Hasan Davis as York.
  • September 14: Reading Kentucky Writers 1 p.m.
  • October 4: Arts & CraftsDay 9 to 4.

Events welcome
Any organizations that would like to hold meetings at the Giles house are welcome and would be included on our calendar. Some weddings will take place at the house this spring and summer, it is a perfect place for those.

Other news
The restored Becky House (Henry's private thinking, creating and Bourbon sampling space out back of their log home) really looks great. Members will be there April 26 cleaning and working on the grounds.

Sue Stivers has arranged for a writer from Southern Living to come down at the end of April to do an article on the house.

To become a member of the Giles Foundation, the basic membership dues are $25

For more information, call on any of the board members listed below or go on the web to: http://www.gilessociety.org

If you need access to a computer, the Adair County Public Library just off the square on Greensburg Street has them available to the public.

Giles Society Board Members

  • Clara Metzmeier, President, Campbellsville
  • Gayla Baker, Knifley
  • Mike Crain, Campbellsville
  • Beverly England, Columbia
  • Steve Flinchum, Elkhorn
  • Sharon Greer, Columbia
  • Evelyn McCloud, Columbia
  • Jeanne Mitchell, Campbellsville
  • Lynwood Montell, Oakland
  • Alma Rich, Columbia
  • Deborah Shaw, Columbia
  • Jan Sparkman, London
  • Charlie Sparks, Columbia
  • In Memoriam: Barbara Peterson, 2002, and Judy Morris, 2003



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