Monday, April 16, 2012

More details about Brocks Gap Heritage Day Sat. April 21, 2012

Joe T. May's program on World War II soldiers will begin with the service history of Bill Crider, son of Sam Crider of Fulks Run. He also has details on Bill Sager of Fulks Run, Orville Neff and Lawrence Holsinger of Broadway. As part of his research, Joe has also visited the battlefields where these men fell in service to their country.

Six authors will be there to sign and discuss their books:
  • Bonnie Paul, Bernhart & Company, Shenandoah Valley Folk Art Fraktur (1774-1850)
  • Thelma Estep Showalter, with Pat Ritchie & Chris Bolgiano, Fulks Run Elementary School 50th Anniversary 1961-2011, A Community Treasure
  • Rosemarie Palmer, Civil War Stories
  • Elsie Renalds Newcomer & Janet Renalds Ramsey, 1861, Life in the Shenandoah Valley
  • Jerry Holsworth, Civil War Winchester
  • Mildred Renalds Wittig, Henkel-Renalds Connection with Ancestral Scripts and Collections
We start at 11 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Heritage Day is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted for our tombstone project, to erect tombstones in family cemeteries to preserve the names of the people buried there. We have already erected stones in seven cemeteries and plan to do at least one this year.

Hope you'll be able to join us on Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. Mary Brock was my great-great grandmother from Brock's gap. I would be very interested to learn if you know of any relatives of mine that would still be there. I would have loved to have been there for the Heritage Days. Do you know when it will be in 2013?
    Sandy Roberts. my e-mail is