The Jackson County Genealogical Society Fun-raiser was a wonderful success. Thank you to the many merchants and individuals who donated their time, their talent, food and drinks, and wonderful Silent Auction items to make this event successful. Thank you to the Town of Sylva, the Sylva Police Department, The Sylva Herald, WRGC, David Beck and Western Carolina Funeral Home for donating the use of their tents, the talented musicians – Kim Shuler, Chuck Norris and The Faithful Pilgrims, Laila Messer, Ella Ledford, Haven Bryant, the Liberty Baptist Church Choir, Betty Brown and Friends, Marcus Jones and Turning Home, The Deitz Family, Jacob Jones, Will Howell and Crystal Deitz. Thanks to Chuck Norris for the use of his sound equipment and for serving as our sound technician, those who sold raffle tickets, the people who braved the heat to enjoy good food and music, and a huge thank you to the JCGS volunteers! I would be remiss if I did not thank the two great WCU student volunteers and our WCU summer intern for their help. Thank you!

Ken Nicholson,

President, JCGS