Keynote speaker Dr. Del Presley for tonight's gala celebration will detail the history of the Society.
Among the items up for auction tonight is a painting by local artist Roxey Remley, handmade Adirondack chairs by Frank Beacham, a luncheon for 12 from Connie Sanders and Susan McGlamery, a cook out for 10 at the Bill and Virginia Waters Farm, a wood and metal school desk reconditioned by Bede Mitchell and more.
For it's first place win for "The Ole' Scarecrow Statesboro Medicine Show", the group will be presented with the Georgia Historical Society's Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award.
Officers and directors for the program year July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 will be elected during the business meeting that will follow the auction and dinner.
The silent auction will start the festivities tonight at 7 p.m. with the dinner to follow at the banquet facilities of The Hall by 40 East, next to Charlie Olliff Square on East Vine Street.