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Announcements - March, 1984

By Susan M. Thigpen © 1984-2012

Issue: March, 1984

The Mayberry Presbyterian Church is having a fund raising drive. The steeple of the old rock church is in need of repair. (This is the church written about in our January 1984, issue by John Hassell Yeatts.)

The church is selling postcards to raise the necessary funds. The picture on the postcard is a painting of the church in fall colors by Pete Kieger. Mr. Kieger lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and owns a home near the church. The price of the postcards is $1.00 each. (We know this is high for a postcard, but the funds are needed for repairs on this historic old church.)

Anyone wishing to order postcards or make a contribution to the church can contact Jeanette Shelor, Route 2, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120. Anything will be appreciated.

Wallace Kallam has a new book out, THE KALLAM FAMILY OF SURRY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. It also includes a mini-history of the Draughn (Draughon) family of Surry County. The price is $17.00 and may be ordered from:

Lemuel W. Kallam
Route 8 Box 660-B
Mount Airy, NC 27030

The Surry County, North Carolina Genealogical Association invites you to become a member. Individual membership is $10.00, students 21 and under, $5.00. Family memberships are $15.00, a lifetime membership for a family is $100.00 and Senior Citizen memberships are free. You can send your name and address along with family names you are researching to:

Surry County Genealogical Association
P.O. Box 997
Dobson, NC 27017