Thursday, March 24, 2011

Waxhaw Women's Club book

The Waxhaw Women's Club has been in existence for the last 100 years, so they've likely been celebrating and whatnot.

The Union County Weekly has the story.
One interesting note is that the Women's Club has put together a book celebrating the 100 years of its service to the community. From the article:

As the current chair of the club’s Historical Committee and given her knowledge of the town and the club, it seems fitting the group chose [Gladys] Kerr to pen a book honoring its upcoming 100th anniversary on Friday, March 11.

Rather than just collect records, “I wanted to write a story that was exciting to read even if you’d never set foot in Waxhaw,” Kerr recalled recently. The Historical Committee agreed, and she spent the past year interviewing past and current club members and even her former fifth-grade teacher, Lois Collins Sims. Sims’ father, was a former Waxhaw mayor, and the teacher wrote her own historical account years ago.

The title for the 100th anniversary book, “Crossing the Street,” came to Kerr in the middle of the night and aptly describes the club’s 2007 move from its former building to its current location directly across the street at the former Belk Building in downtown Waxhaw.
The book is available at the Waxhaw Antique Mart for $25 and I hope to stop by and check it out one of these days.

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