Family History month observed at Heritage Days
TURBOTVILLE – October is “Family History Month” and nowhere was that more evident than last weekend at Heritage Days hosted by the Warrior Run-Fort Freeland Historical Society near Turbotville.
Upon entering the grounds, students in grades three, four and five received passports to be stamped when attending various activity sites. The passports were circulated by Bernadette Boerckel, curriculum director at Warrior Run School, and aided by volunteers.
Family history was promoted in the genealogy department where students learned the parts of a name; the first name is a given name, and the last name is known as a surname passed down through the paternal side of the family. On a leaflet, students wrote the maiden names of the mother and grandmothers then attached them to a family tree poster.
In other activities, tribute was given to the late Wayne Appleman who passed away suddenly last June. A wooden pump placed by the barn was dedicated in honor of Appleman who’d mentored that department. He was the son of Lucille Poust Appleman formerly of Hughesville.
This year’s event chairpersons were Betsy and Randy Watts who invite all to a hymn sing, Sunday Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. in the pavilion at the park next to the Watsontown Bridge.