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November 2019

by Patricia Graham, President SC Historical Society

It isn’t quite November as I write this newsletter, but it won’t go out until after Halloween. . .Halloween – that means we’ll be seeing Christmas commercials by the time you get this.  Incredible!

 

October was filled with special events – the opening of Little Jerusalem State Park brought many visitors to our area, and to our museum.  The last of the historic bus tours have taken place for the season, with three family groups taking advantage of that excellent tour in October.  The Quilts of Valor organization held another of their inspiring tributes to military veterans here on October 19th, and the annual Member Appreciation Day was held on October 20th, with Stephanie Fisher presenting the life and times of our town founder, Maria DeGeer.

 

The Scott Community Foundation held their annual Giving Day on October 22nd, and the historical society received $2,940.00 in donations.  Our sincere thanks to all who participated in that unique fundraiser.

 

We still have exciting events on this year’s calendar.  The first of those will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9th, when the Quilts of Valor organization will return to wrap another group of veterans in those beautiful handcrafted quilts.

A new event will take place from Friday, November 29th to Sunday, December 8th, when the Scott County Arts Council will host an exhibit of local artists in our museum gallery.  Come out and enjoy yet another facet of our multi-talented community.  We’ll be open both those Sunday afternoons from 1-5 p.m.   And from 1:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2nd and Thursday, Dec. 5th.

 

And, of course, we’ll set up for the annual Sugar Plum Sale on Sunday, December 15th, from 1:30 to 3:00.  We’ll need your help with this delightful cookie and candy walk, so please let us know if you can bring your favorite Christmas goodies to tempt our buyers.  This should be a perfect time to fill plates of homemade treats for gifts for friends and neighbors.  This is our only regular fundraiser, so please support this fun event.

 

This will be the last newsletter of 2019, so please keep us in mind as you think about year-end charitable donations.  We are aware that the tax laws have changed, so check with your tax preparer for the best way to take advantage of charitable giving.

 

We want to thank the family of Phyllis Geist Rowland for designating the historical society as the recipient for her memorial gifts.  We will decide on some appropriate project for those funds soon.

 

We were saddened by the sudden loss of Bill Huseman.  Although Bill didn’t live here, he was a very supportive member of the society.

 

And we will miss long-time members, George and Natalie Armantrout as they leave Scott City to make their new home in Wichita, but we wish them the very best.

 

Upcoming events:

Saturday, Nov. 9th – 2:00 p.m.  Quilts of Valor

Friday, Nov 29th-Dec 8th –  Local artist exhibit

Sunday, Dec 15th – 1:30-3:00 p.m. Sugar Plum Sale

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