Harrison County Genealogical Society Picnic
August 1, 2016
Notes by Ruby

      The Harrison County Genealogical Society held their annual picnic yesterday evening at the Clarksburg City Park (Norwood Park) with 21 persons in attendance. There was plenty of good food and reminiscing going on. The hamburgers, hot dogs, macaroni & cheese, and drinks was catered by Audia's Restaurant and they provide everything that goes along with it. We also took salads and desserts. If anyone went away hungry it was their own fault. Betty Waugh had grace.

      After eating we had a short meeting with Ted Wolfe calling the meeting to order. Bertha Webb had seen in the paper where children's books were needed in the flooded area of West Virginia and she thought it would be a good idea if we bought a $100.00 worth of books that the library had over from their book sale. It was mentioned that all books the library has for a book sale are not appropriate for young school children. It was also mentioned that at this time there is no room to store books in the flooded area. It was tabled at this time.

      Following the meeting Diana gave us all a notebook and pen and she had a quiz on when things were invented. It was very interesting as a lot of things we had no idea how long they had been around.

      Thanks to all who made the picnic a success once again. It takes a lot of work and keeping on top of things.

      Due to Labor day weekend and the Italian Heritage Festival the next meeting will be on September 10th at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room of the Clarksburg Harrison Public Library.

      Those in attendance were: Ryan Kennedy, his wife Laura and their children. Henry, Margeurite, Annabelle and Abigail, Ted Wolfe, Patricia Dennison, Susan Dennison, Bettty Waugh, Roger House, Susan House, Maxine Long, Diana Johnson, Bertha Webb, Dick Wilt, Millie Gemondo, Alexis McDonald, Kristin Rife, Aaron Rife, and Ruby Casto.

Ruby Casto
Membership Chairman of the HCGS