BCHGS holds fall meeting

Published 2:17 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021

By Haley Mitchell Godwin
The Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society held their fall meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, at The Lodge at Sherling Lake Park. A presentation on the history of Sherling Lake Park was given by Walter Parmer. Refreshments were served afterward.
Parmer discussed the park’s history and its positive economic impact on Butler County. The presentation included details of the early settlers of the area. The 350-acre site for Sherling Lake Park was donated by the McGowin family of W. T. Smith Lumber Company and the Dan Sherling family.
The park was officially opened by the Alabama Department of Conservation in June 1950.
President of the BCHGC, Barbara Middleton, said the society had a great and informative meeting on what turned out to be a beautiful day on the lake. An arrangement of Daikagura (which means Great Sacred Dance) Camellias, were on display at the meeting courtesy of Middleton.
The BCHGC has been preserving the history and heritage of Butler County and its people since 1964.
Membership dues for the BCHGS are $20 per year, due in January and include four quarterly publications. Checks can be mailed to BCHGS, P O Box 561, Greenville, AL 36037. A membership form and more information can be found on their website. http://sites.rootsweb.com/~albchgs/membership.html.