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Historical Society maintains officers

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Clay County Historical Society held its monthly meeting Monday night and elected officers for the upcoming year.

The nominating committee asked for any non-incumbent volunteers, but after no one volunteered, all incumbents were reinstated for another year of service.

Vice President Vicki Mace presided over the rest of the meeting.

Business for the evening included announcing the museum will close Dec. 21 until March to save on heating costs.

Also, signage for the museum parking lot to deter skateboarders from using the sloped roof to jump from is in the works.

Mace said the Historical Society is forming a membership committee to encourage new membership.

They will be focusing on new membership for the first three months of the upcoming year.

The program for the evening was "Old-Fashioned Christmas."

Members brought favorite toys or told favorite Christmas stories.

Some of the items brought in included a Shirley Temple doll, a Buddy Lee doll, train sets, a Kit Carson toy gun and holster and a metal quacking duck.

One member brought in the ornaments from her first Christmas tree, in 1929.

Members told stories about waiting for Santa, and gifts received when times were harder.

Also, some shared memories of company Christmas parties.

The next meeting of the Historical Society will be at 7 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the Museum.

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