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March 2009 is membership month for Giles Society

Program schedule for 2009 is below

By Clara Metzmeier

To honor Janice Holt Giles' and Henry Giles' literary and architectural legacy, The Giles Society was formed in 1996. To carry out the goals of the Society, it established itself as a nonprofit organization and placed the Giles' log home on the National Register of Historic Homes.

To enrich the lives of our membership and non-members, the Giles Society hosts presentations, readings of Kentucky writers, workshops, and arts and crafts displays.

Programs for 2009 are:
  • May 9, 2009: Plant exchange
  • September 12, 2009: Kentuckians Reading Kentuckians
  • October 3, 2009: Arts and Crafts Festival
A pottery workshop for young people is planned for some time in June.

he program committee continues to develop new programs. Visit our web site for updates.

Members of the Giles Society know they help to preserve a special area of Kentucky and America. They know they help sponsor programs that enrich the lives of the young, middle aged, and old folks through their membership support.

Categories for memberships are named after Giles book titles.

The categories are:
  • Friends: $30 - $50
  • 40 Acres and No Mule: $51 - $100
  • Shady Grove: $101 - $250
  • Around Our House: $251 - $500
  • A Little Better Than Plumb: $501 - $1,000
  • The Enduring Hills: $1,001 - $5,000
  • The Believers: $5,001 or more.
March is membership month in remembrance of Janice Holt Giles' birthday. It is time to renew your membership or become a new member by sending a check made out to: The Giles Society for $30 or more. Send it to The Giles Society, Box 932, Columbia, KY 42728. All donations/memberships are tax deductible because you receive no gifts or services.

For more information visit our web site or call Clara Metzmeier 270-465-6104 or email her

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