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Historical Society Meetings for October and November

(September 27,  2004; October 14, 2004) The next meeting of the Steele Creek Historical And Genealogical Society will be on Monday October 25, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be at the Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Family Life Center because early voting will be occurring in the library meeting room.

The speaker for  will be Mr. Rusty Rozzelle who is the Water Quality Program Manager for Mecklenburg County. He will talk about Rozzelle's Ferry and the history of the Catawba River. The Rozzelle family has lived in Mecklenburg County since the late 1700's and ran the ferry service across the Catawba River near where NC Highway 16 now crosses it. His presentation will concentrate on the history of the Catawba River, but he can also answer questions about family history.

The Society's November meeting is the annual Christmas celebration and also will be held at Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church. The meeting will be preceded by a Christmas feast beginning at 6:00 pm. Please bring a covered dish to share. Meat and drinks will be provided. The speaker will be Polly Proctor, who will talk about the History of Yuletide Celebrations and Christmas customs.

The Steele Creek Historical And Genealogical Society meets the last Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (except July and December) at the Steele Creek Library at 13620 Steele Creek Road. Dues are $15.00 payable by January each year.

A quarterly newsletter, Gleanings, is published in January, April, July, and October. Copies of Gleanings and other documents on Steele Creek history from the Society's collections are now housed at the new Steele Creek Branch Library.

 For more information, see the Steele Creek Historical and Genealogical Society web page or write to:

Steele Creek Historical and Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 411711
Charlotte, NC 28241