Monday, April 27, 2015

EWGS Plans Big Celebration To Mark 80th Anniversary on June 6th.

I do hope everybody reading this post has June 6th marked on their calendar as EWGS day! That will be the day EWGS marks their 80th anniversary of our founding in 1935. Your Story Starts Here is our theme for the day.

We of the planning committee have been working diligently for months planning this anniversary celebration day. 

This is a special meeting on our regular meeting day and so will begin at 10:00 at the downtown Spokane Public Library and run until 4:00.  (Bring your sack lunch is okay.)

There will be prizes, cake and punch/coffee, six stations where you will learn a bit bout how to do genealogy, what's for you with EWGS and in the EWGS genealogy collection.

If you bring up to 5 photos, we will scan them in for you and put them on a flash drive (also please bring or available for purchase). The Tuesday Gals will help you find you family on the 1930 and/or 1940 U.S. Census and print out a copy for you. There will be Dorothy Dean 1935 recipes available too!

The highlights of the day will be a "Who Do You Think You Are?" type of presentation by the Tuesday Group spotlighing Paul Turner (of our local Spokesman newspaper) and his family history.

And Garrin Hertel, of Nostalgia magazine,  will share a visual presentation on Spokane in the 1930s. 

Prizes will be drawn from completed-submitted Passports. You will be given a passport when you enter the library and will be eligible for a prize when you have all six station stamps upon your passport. 

We do hope you are planning to come enjoy our celebration and with your presence make it a success!  Do bring a friend!

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