October is proving to be a very busy month for us! Browning
Courthouse Day was enjoyed by many visiting the historic courthouse,
examining the archives, attending the Genealogy Workshop, touring the
butterfly garden, visiting the quilt show and enjoying the great music
by Tom Hill and the Midnight
DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson stopped by for a while and
even got on the stage and gave his voice to sing a little blues with
The quilt show
showcased 12 quilts and was well received with many asking if it would
be included next year - we said yes. Quilts of all kinds were displayed;
Vicki Watkins brought the oldest quilt, made in 1870 by her husband's
grandmother and the newest was made one month ago by a young mother,
Veronica Vvong for the birth of her second child. Keep the Quilt Show in
mind to show your quilt next year!
Now this week, Tucker Historical Society will have a booth at the 3rd Annual DeKalb International Food and Music Festival this Saturday, Oct. 19 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. The
free event will be held at Northlake Mall in front of Macy's (in the
parking lot). By the invitation of Commissioner Watson, Harry Powell and
leaders from other Tucker organizations have served on this
year's festival committee to help spread the word about this event.
raised from sponsors of this event go toward an Auxillary group who
helps purchase needed equipment for the DeKalb Police and DeKalb Fire
Society members and friends are all invited to come out and explore our
international friends and neighbors offerings of cultural food and music
found within DeKalb County and the Atlanta area. If the weather is good, our booth will have some of our archives on display and other items to share with festival attendees. We
would appreciate volunteers to help at the booth, if you can give
just an hour of your time, please respond below and let us know
asap! Set up of booths starts at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.
We know this event
coincides with Taste of Tuckeron Main Street, so there is
definitely a lot of food and culture to go around and to enjoy at both events.