Founders Day & Local Heritage
by Mary Jane McCall
Third- and fourth-graders from Blue Ridge School, Summit School and homeschoolers will be learning about their local heritage and enjoying activities under blue September skies when the Cashiers Historical Society stages Founders Day on Thursday, September 26, on the grounds of the Zachary-Tolbert House.
The day is jammed with events designed to educate the children about life in the Cashiers Valley in the 19th century. Participants will help to make a quilt, hike, craft corn-husk dolls, learn about the importance of apple orchards, and square dance.
Because the story-telling was such a treasured part of mountain life, professional storyteller and musician Doug Elliot will be performing old time songs and sharing some of his favorite tales.
Retired Cashiers Historical Society Board Member Gloria Weir and CHS Vice Chair Sandi Rogers are shepherding this event, now in its 16th year. The parents of third- and fourth-grade homeschoolers may make reservations for participation by calling (828) 743-7710 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org