Monday, November 09, 2015

The 9th Annual Founders' Day Dinner

Friday night, the Botetourt County Historical Society held its 9th Annual Founders' Day Dinner in Fincastle at the Methodist Church Family Life Center.

The Fincastle Herald, the newspaper for which I freelanced over the last 30 years, invited me to be there. The editor, Edwin McCoy, was the recipient of the Emily G. Honts Heritage Award because of his contributions for keeping history in front of Botetourt citizens through the newspaper.

Ed graciously asked that I come along because I have written a number of those historical pieces. He was kind enough to mention me in his acceptance speech when he received his award.

Many of the county's elite turned out for the event.

Fincastle District Supervisor Jack Leffel speaks with one of the citizens he represents.

Alice Crowder and Priscilla Richardson, two of the county's fine ladies, speak with an unknown person.

Dinner was prepared by members of the Methodist Church.

Ed's wife, Teri, and me.

Me and my friend, who was also my "date" for the evening, since my husband was working.

Ed doing what Ed does best.

This is an historic sampler that the Historical Society is trying to preserve.

Owner of The Fincastle Herald, Connie, in the middle of the table (brown jacket).

Food porn. This is what I had to eat.

Jack Rader, Historical Society President, offers words of welcome.

Angela Coon (Loretta Caldwell behind her in the red) presented Ed with his award.

Ed listening intently as Angela talks about all the things Ed has written about in the last 30 years.

Ed receiving his award.

Standing ovation.

My neighbor, Pat Honts, also received an award for her volunteer service.

Ray Baird gave an interesting talk on Patrick Henry and Botetourt County. He was dressed
in period clothing.


  1. Looks like a good time with friends and good food!

  2. Sounds like you enjoyed your evening out! :)


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