Date: Friday 01 May 2015

Time: 5:30 pm

Place: SCPC - Social Hall

A War, Three Women and a Tradition

Boalsburg ladiesFriday, May 1, Young at Heart will hear about an American tradition that was born in 1864 when Emma Hunter, Sophie Keller and Elizabeth Myers decorated the graves of Civil War Veterans in the Boalsburg cemetery.  Hear local historian Bob Hazelton and SCPC member Cathy Horner tell the story of who these women were and the village they called home.  Through family letters, post-Civil War interviews and a written account in a 1904 book documenting the history of the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment, learn how Boalsburg claims its place in history as the birthplace of Memorial Day.

The over-55 Young at Heart group assembles in the Social Hall around 5:00 pm for fellowship with coffee/tea. The meal begins promptly at 5:30 and the program starts immediately after dinner; we’ll try to start by 6:15 on May 1 for the evening’s program will be an hour.  Please bring a potluck dish to share (your choice!), 2 serving utensils, your own table setting (plates, cups, silverware and napkins) and your NAMETAG.