Nov 10: Lee County authors featured at Pioneer Park’s Book Fair

November 5, 2012 

Making its debut at Pioneer Park’s Book Fair on Saturday is the long-anticipated "Lost Auburn…A Village Remembered in Period Photographs" by Auburn natives Ralph Draughon, Delos Hughes and Ann Pearson.

Nine books, all related to Lee County by either author or subject matter, are featured at the Book Fair, Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Trade Center Museum in Loachapoka. The Book Fair is 9-11 a.m. CST. Books will be available for purchase and authors will be on site for signing. Coffee and cookies will be served.

The books featured represent a variety of topics including history, fiction, non-fiction, short stories, art and youth literature.

"Lost Auburn:" Ralph Draughon, Delos Hughes and Ann Pearson

"Crossing on the Paris:" Dana Gynther - Historical Fiction

"Day by Day, in Every Way, Better and Better:" Eleanor Harris

"The Ploy of Cooking:" The Mystics

"Perceptual Drawing: a Handbook for the Practitioner:" Conrad Ross

"The Adventures of Harley Earle:" Jerry Sibley

"My Father the Ghost:" Jack Smith

"A History of Ft. Benning:" Peggy Stelpflug

"Tallapoosa:" Larry Williamson

The Trade Center Museum is adorned with camellias for the Book Fair, courtesy of the Auburn-Opelika Men’s Camellia Club, and traditional Second Saturday demonstrations are ongoing, including blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, dulcimer playing, gardening and open hearth cooking. Pioneer Park’s activities are free on the Second Saturday of each month.

Seventeen-year-old Sarah Koran presents her Gold Girl Scout project Saturday, when she unveils a series of bat houses placed on the Park grounds, to satisfy her Environmental Community Awareness Project. Boy Scouts are assisting her in the project.

Pioneer Park is the site of the Lee County Historical Society, a non-profit organization, established in 1968 to promote the history of the county, particularly the 1850s time period. For more information, see www.leecountyhistoricalsociety.org or call President Jeannette Frandsen at 334-742-7877.

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