We had some great entries last Saturday (Oct 27th) in the 41st Annual BGS October Project Fair. All of the participants put a lot of time and work into their projects. Unfortunately, we could only award prizes to (3) of the entries.
1st Place – Dr. Tom Caldwell
Dr. Tom is a long-time member of BGS and presently holds the position of Curator in BGS.
2nd Place – Patricia Crim Dietlein
“Weaving the Generations Together”
Pat is an author (Central Park and a Bit Beyond) and BGS Board Member. She is also our Project Fair Winner from 2006.
3rd Place – Bettina Pearson Higdon Burns
Upon winning 3rd Place, Bettina commented that this was the 3rd time since 2000 that she had won 3rd place. She also told me that I had better mention the fact that she was 87 years old. Bettina is a prolific writer and has written many books on the families she has researched. She encourages us often to “put it on paper”! Bettina is a former Board Member of BGS, most recently serving as Parliamentarian.
Our judge this year was Yvonne Crumpler, Head Librarian of the Southern History Department at BPL.