Cashiers Historical Society Recognizes Its Volunteers

The Cashiers Historical Society hosted their annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, October 6, on the grounds of the historical Zachary-Tolbert House that is the lovingly-restored and maintained centerpiece of their work on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

This annual day of celebration is the society’s way of thanking the numerous board members, committee members, docents and volunteers who make the mission of the society possible.  The Historical Society depends heavily on the work of these approximately 300 volunteers who contribute their time and talent to its endeavors.

In particular they would like to recognize these individuals, who work tirelessly on behalf of the Society, for their contributions: Sandi Rogers, education chairman and decorator extraordinaire; Vicky Robson, docent coordinator; Ken Fisher, grounds and building upkeep and indispensable Mr. Fixit; Arlene Hendrix, volunteer coordinator;  Christie and Will Wardowski, who maintain the archives; Jim and Sheila Hodges, showhouse co-chairs;  Mary Palmer Dargan, symposium chair; and Ann McKee Austin, coordinator of exhibits and for her work on symposium.

While it is impossible to name each and every other volunteer by name, each plays an integral part in the success of the Historical Society. Hardworking docents contribute countless hours of their time learning the history of the area and giving informative tours of the Zachary-Tolbert House and grounds.  An hour or two spent in their company takes you back in time as they vividly portray the area’s history.  

There are countless other volunteers who give of their time helping out with events, serving as showhouse hostesses, providing programs and demonstrations, organizing nature walks on the grounds, and simply helping out whenever a helping hand is needed.

It takes a village to keep the Historical Society functioning and each of these dedicated individuals makes it possible.  For more information on how to volunteer, please contact the Cashiers Historical Society at (828) 743-7710.