Holmes County Historical Society votes in new president

Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 03:22 PM.

BONIFAY — Sue Brown was voted in as the new president of the Holmes County Historical Society during their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10.

Buford Williams was voted as secretary, Lavonne Tardif was voted to remain treasurer, David Bevan was voted to remain historian and John Coomer stepped down from management duties to assume responsibilities as a life-time member of the Historical Society.

Williams said that the biggest trouble facing the Historical Society was the diminishing membership.

“We’ve got to cry for help,” said Williams. “Due to members dying off or not attending any more the Historical Society is in dire need of help.”

He said that membership dues were only $10 and that they meet at 4 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Historical Society, which is located at 412 W. Kansas in Bonifay.

“This is a plea out to anyone who has interest in preserving the history of Holmes County,” said Williams. “We don’t want to end up like that tomb stone up north that reads: ‘Here lies Lester Moore; Four slugs from a .44; No Les No Moore.’”

Williams said one could be a supporter and/or member of the Holmes County Historical Society without having to attend the meetings.

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