A good time at the ‘Fun-raiser’

The Jackson County Genealogical Society, winner of Western Carolina University’s 2012 Mountain Heritage Award, hosted a “fun-raiser” on June 29, at Bridge Park in downtown Sylva. Shown here performing are Chrystal Deitz, Jacob Jones and Will Howell. The Society’s annual picnic is set for set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Caney Fork Community Center.

The next Jackson County Genealogical Society meeting will be the JCGS annual covered-dish picnic, set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Caney Fork Community Center.

The Society will provide chicken, paper products and beverages; those attending are asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.

JCGS member Charlie Shuler, winner of the Society’s 2018 Robert Lee and Drusilla Holden Award, given for service to the field of genealogy, will give the program on Caney Fork’s pioneer families.

“Everyone is welcome to join us July 11 to enjoy good food, meet old and new friends, and discuss genealogy and local history,” said JCGS President Kenny Nicholson.

The JCGS hosts monthly programs, typically in the Community Room of the Jackson County Library at 6:30 p.m., every second Thursday evening. All JCGS events are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the Society on Facebook, www.jcgsnc.org or call the office (open 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday-Friday) at 631-2646.