Response to Poinsett County History Book Leads to New Deadline
Response to the Poinsett County History Book has been great. The Historical Society would like to thank all those who have responded so promptly to record their family's heritage in this historic book. Many have expressed a need for more time to prepare their family histories, so the sponsor and publisher have agreed to extend the deadline for submissions to Nov. 30.
Anyone needing help writing their history may contact the society or ask for Ms. Sylvia.
Mail has come from nearly all 50 states and all across the county for this history book. Wesley Hooper, president of the historical society continues to urge all present and former Poinsett families to participate.
Persons may submit up to 600 words per family and one picture at no charge. The book will contain Poinsett County history as well as histories of schools, churches, special features, businesses and organizations.
One special feature in the book will be devoted to the veterans of Poinsett County.
The historical society would like for those interested to submit a history of 600 words and a picture of the veteran who served, this is in addition to the family history.
President Hooper says the majority of the book will be family biographies. "Twenty years from now, you don't want your grandchildren to ask, 'Where's our grandparent's history?' They lived here all their lives. Record your family history for those grandchildren that might only know your family history by reading about it. Ask yourself how much you know about your grandparents, leave a precious gift of their history from you. Don't be left out and send your history in today."
Family histories and book orders may also be dropped off at the Modern News, 206 N. Main in Harrisburg, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Linda's Flower Shop, 32 Frisco Street in Marked Tree, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; ASUN Marked Tree Campus, 33500 Highway 63 East in Marked Tree, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (Judy Jernigan); or mail your history and order to PCHS, P.O. Box 504, Harrisburg, AR 72432 attn: Ms. Sylvia.