Books-n-Brunch, part of Alabama and Henry County’s Bicentennial Celebration, was held on Saturday, February 16th at the Herndon Oil Co. Loft in Abbeville. This event was sponsored by the Abbeville Memorial Library, the Blanche Solomon Memorial Library, the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce, the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Henry County Bicentennial Committee.
Books-n-Brunch guests enjoyed breakfast casseroles and pastries why they listened to fourteen local authors share from both their life experiences and books. Book topics included fiction, non-fiction, poems, short stories, history, children’s books, Christian, and a coloring book. For more information about our local authors, stop by the library.
Steve Murray, Director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History and member of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission explained that the State of Alabama and Henry County both celebrate their bicentennial this year. Henry County is one day older than the State of Alabama. The mission of ALABAMA 200 is to support, create, and execute events and activities that commemorate the stories of our people, place, and path to statehood. ALABAMA 200 will engage residents and visitors in educational programs, community activities, and statewide initiatives that teach, inspire, and entertain. They encourage everyone to explore all that Alabama has to offer.
The next Bicentennial event will be a Historical Walking Tour of the City of Abbeville on March 16th at 10:00 a.m. Tour maps and information will be distributed at the Bethune Kennedy House, 300 Kirkland Street, Abbeville. Walk at your own pace as you tour historic buildings a see various collections of historical artifacts. This is a free event. Plan to eat lunch on your own at one of Abbeville’s restaurants. For more information contact the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce at 334-585-2273.
Books-n-Brunch Authors (Front row from right to left) Robbie Thomas, Betsy Brannon Green, Marie Savage, Kay Chandler, Debbie Burke, Betty Cotton McMurtry, Mara Yates, Nicey Eller, T. Larry Smith (Back Row, From right to left) Laura Murray, Janice Pitchford, H. D. Kirkland, Martha Duke Anderson, Dr. Steve Stokes
Steve Murray, Director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History and member of the Alabama Historical Commission, welcomed guests and explained about Alabama 200 and our Bicentennial Celebration.