What a great concept! The Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society is planning an event this summer to honor all citizens and natives of the county, aged 90 and older. The society is seeking to interview such individuals and develop a publication. Cathy Roberts, the TCGHS President, shared the following to post on the Washington County NCGenWeb site:
In 2011, Ray McClees came before the Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society and told us about an idea he had, named the November Group. His idea was that this group would be composed of TyrrellCounty citizens who were at least 90 years old. McClees felt that the Society or other volunteers could interview the Group members, and that the Society could publish the interviews in one of their publications. McClees also wished there to be a yearly reception to honor the Group members, and he urged the Society to vote to take the November Group on as a project.
The Society members agreed, and plans were put in motion to start doing interviews. Then Mother Nature interfered with a hurricane, and all planning for the interviews and reception kept getting pushed back and back and back. This year though, things will finally get started. The Society is planning on holding the first November Group reception, and it is hoped that this will be the first of many. It will be held in place of our meeting on July 27, 2014, at a place yet-to-be-determined.
The Society is asking people to send us the names, birth dates and contact information of TyrrellCounty natives and residents who will be 90 this year, or who are already over 90. If you know of someone who meets the criteria, then please send that information to us at P. O. Box 686, Columbia, NC, 27925, or you can e-mail it to us at email@example.com
The Society is also looking for volunteers to help with the planning of the reception, and you do not need to be a member of the Society in order to help out, but it would be helpful if you came to our meetings so you could discuss plans with our reception committee members. If you wish to volunteer, please contact us either by mail or e-mail. We’re all looking forward to July, and the opportunity to honor our older citizens.
If you know anyone who is eligible, please contact the society as per the information in the notice above. Washington County was formed from Tyrell so there is bound to be some overlap. Be sure to give it some thought.