Tell Us Their Story
The Greene County Foundation will celebrate
Greene County Women during Women’s History Month,
March 2012. Many fascinating ladies with untold
experiences are currently living or have lived among us.
We want to chronicle their stories and celebrate their lives.
Women born in 1936 or earlier grew up during world wars,
women’s movements, civil rights, dust bowl, and depressions.
They were among the first group to enter the workforce or
college in large numbers. Many were among the first women
to enter certain occupations, while others
successfully raised children and worked the family farm.
Locally women were a part of ensuring the operation of the
coal mines and river ferries, the starting of social and
self-help organizations, or the development of our
libraries and county governments.
Husbands, sons, daughters, granddaughters, nieces,
neighbors, friends, grab a beverage and sit down, with these interesting women and find out their stories. Family members or the ladies themselves,
are asked to submit a short essay 300 words or less about a
Greene County lady, 75 or older.
Please tell us:
What past events and activities within Greene County or
elsewhere has this individual witnessed or been involved
in that have helped shape this county or the country?
What impact did the events of the period have on this individual, or
their family, and how did they meet the challenges?
A current picture as well as a picture of the individual during
the time period the essay covers, if possible, should also be included.
We will be compiling the histories, and sharing the stories
at a Luncheon and Women’s Celebration on March 10, 2012
Essays may be submitted in one of three ways:
Electronically: @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: Greene County Foundation, 4513 W. St. Rd 54,
Bloomfield, IN 47424
In person: Greene County Foundation,
offices located at the 4-H fairgrounds.
Deadline for Submission February 15, 2012
Please note: The stories will be for public review, and may be published
in The Greene County Daily World