CELINA-Clay County High School (CCHS) Principal Melissa White discussed and shared her book “Our Clay County Heritage” recently as guest speaker to the Prime Timers, a social group of senior citizens here.
The book is a compilation of research papers written in 1997 by Ms. White’s students when she was an English teacher at CCHS. Each of 25 students chose a topic reflecting Clay County’s past, conducted interviews of local residents, and used public records to create their papers. Many of those papers focused on communities in which the students lived. Some told stories of the early days of the county and others told of famous, or infamous, Clay Countians.
The presentation stirred memories and brought smiles to the faces of many Prime Timers. “Our Clay County Heritage” is on the shelf of the Clay County Library, but is not available for check-out, so give yourself plenty of time to read these enchanting stories when you visit the library.
Each of the contributing students also received a copy as did the library at CCHS.
Prime Timers meet at the Methodist Church Activity Center (MAC) on the 4th Thursday of every month at 9:15 a.m.
Friends of the Library meets at the MAC on the last Friday of every month at 10:00 a.m.