“So many interesting stories are being submitted,” said book committee co-chair Betsy Fellows. “Some tell about families who have lived in the area before it even became Massac County; some tell of families who have just moved here. Some focus on current families, while some remember past generations. All of them make great reading!”
Stories and orders for the book are needed by Sunday, July 29, so residents are encouraged to gather their information and photo and submit them soon.
Massac County, Illinois History and Families is being published by Massac County Historical Society.
Everyone who lives in Massac County, has lived there in the past or has family members who lived there is invited to submit a family story and picture.
The more stories that are submitted, the more information about the county and its people will be included in the book.
Each household receives a free story up to 500 words and one free picture; submitted pictures will be returned.
The book will also include histories of the county and its communities, along with memorial and tribute pages and pages for businesses, organizations and churches.
The limited edition book is available on a pre-publication basis only, as Acclaim Press will only print the number of books that are reserved. Cost is $54.95 for a library quality leatherette binding, or $89.95 for a deluxe real bonded leather binding. Books may be mailed for $6 each.
Family stories, pictures and book orders may be mailed to Massac County History Book, 23 Chick St., Metropolis, IL 62960.
For further information about family stories, book orders or special pages contact book committee co-chairs Cheryl Honey, 524-3882, or Fellows, 524-7203.