By ROBERT S. MERRILL
An open house recently at the Franklin County Courthouse in Preston kicked off Franklin County’s Centennial celebration and County Clerk Shauna Geddes said nearly 130 people toured displays throughout the building.
The afternoon event on Jan. 30 was organized by Geddes. It included a live broadcast by Alan White of KACH Radio, who had 13 residents share stories about early settlements in the county.
“We really appreciate Alan for his willingness to help us out with the live broadcast. It was a great service. I also want to thank Susan Hawkes of the Franklin Relic Hall and Dru Westover from the DUP for setting up displays for folks to enjoy,” she said.
“Dennis Lund has a nice display of National Guard pictures. We appreciate his efforts. Myrna Fuller has authored a new book titled “Monuments, Markers and Points of Interest in Franklin County.” It is for sale at the courthouse and at the Larsen- Sant Library for $8. Fuller has pictures in the book of 80 places in the county with a description pointing out their significance.”
Geddes said the celebration will continue on Friday, April 26, with a variety show in the Dahle Performing Arts Center in Dayton. “Christine Rawlings is heading up that event. We hope to have a lot of local entertainers participating that evening.
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