The Veterans Day parade, November 5th was quite a success. There were over one hundred entries this year, and the weather cooperated very nicely. Our community is fortunate to have both our veterans and those who support them honor all who have served our country.

We have now almost caught our breath, only to realize that Christmas is fast approaching. The Museum, of course, continues its practice, and with the cooperation of a number of very gracious and caring folks, is collecting gifts for those in need, Everyone seems arelaxed, and it is, after all, a marvelous time of the year. The staff and I wish one and all a very and Joyous New Year! There will not be a Veterans dinner this year, but if all goes well, there will be one next year. However, Lester United Methodist Church honored our Blount County veterans with the Oneonta High School choir presenting a medley of songs. The DAR ladies of the church provided a large display of treats for everyone's enjoyment.

The quarterly meeting of the Blount County Historical Society was Sunday, October 23rd. The subject of the program was blown molds and their history. Kati Murphree was the speaker. Kati, her husband Wiley and daughter Piper are Blount County residents. She drives a school bus, plays hand bells at her church, and works on consignments for local women. Currently, she has a collection of 50 molds which she displays at Christmas, Easter and Halloween.

Next year is shaping up to be both exciting and challenging. First, the Museum expects to be in larger quarters, and do we ever need more room! We do not have a firm schedule yet, but the &guestedmated"& target is next summer.Next Fall, we will have one of the Smithsonian Museum's traveling displays. While it is "mostly complete", there wil be considerable material for which the Museum is charged with providing. Formal calls for more volunteers will occur as we learn more about what is required.

Just a reminder — it's time to renew BCHS dues for the coming new year. Also, there are still a few volumes of the Blount County Heritage Book. The price has been reduced to $65.00 (plus shipping and handling).

We are truly blessed!

–Amy Rhudy, Curator, BCMM

Quilts of Valor...


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