The Clay County Historical Society will be meeting July 7, at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the museum. The featured speaker for the evening will be Orvis Knarr, author of "Middletown's Maverick Flyer." Orv states "rather than a long list of accomplishments, I would rather express my sense of pride and happiness to have had a good life. Born poor in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, I learned early the value of a dollar and hard work."
The photos to be shown by Orv were taken in 1953, while he was in the Air Force, and show major European landmarks as they were then. He will describe the circumstances under which they were taken and the equipment used. The cameras were film type, as it was before the digital age, but the resolution is outstanding, as he will point out. Mr. Knarr is a captivating speaker and has many interesting stories to share about his experiences.
All World War II buffs, airplane enthusiasts and interested folks are invited to attend with the members of the Historical Society. The public is invited and always welcome.
Upcoming meetings are Aug. 4, at the museum with an indoor picnic, and in September a road trip to tour historic Center point is being planned. Also, the cabins in the park will be open on July 4, from noon to 6.