Lincoln Historians tell stories Dec. 16-17

Lincoln Historians, a group of middle school history buffs, will tell stories about colonial Christmas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 16-17 at the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Visitor’s Center, 2332 New Garden Road in Greensboro. Pictured (from left): Eva Porteleky-Nagg, Hayden Creech, Lexi Leach and Emma Duehring. Not pictured: Athena Ward and Karissa Sitepu.

Lincoln Historians, a group of middle school history buffs, will tell stories about colonial Christmas as part of their History in Action Project for the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association Annual Contest. The stories were researched and written by the students and will be told by students who will dress in colonial era clothing.

This project is a collaboration between the Academy at Lincoln and Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 16-17 at the park’s visitor center at 2332 New Garden Road in Greensboro.

Students will discuss: A Colonial Child’s Christmas, Southern Hospitality during Colonial Christmas, Unusual Colonial Christmas Traditions, A Colonial Soldier’s Christmas and A Slave’s Christmas Experience.

For information, contact Catherine Johns at catherine_johns@nps.gov.

Hotel group to host bed-making challenge

The Guilford County Hotel Association will host the “Fastest Bed Maker in Guilford County” Contest at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 15, at the Embassy Suites Hotel — Greensboro. Housekeepers from local hotels will compete for first, second, third and fourth place cash prizes. The 2016 winning time was one minute, twelve seconds, earning Irma Benitez of the Greensboro-High Point Airport Marriott the $200 first prize.

The Guilford County Hotel Association is a nonprofit whose purpose is to promote and assist the lodging and hospitality industry in Guilford County. GCHA membership is comprised of hotels/motels in Guilford County along with businesses with an interest in the hospitality industry.

For information, call 336-378-6465.

You can help with

classroom wish lists

The Rockingham County Education Foundation recently asked Rockingham County teachers to submit their classroom wish lists for an upcoming holiday raffle.

More than 100 teachers responded.

While the foundation will sponsor as many teachers as possible, it was overwhelmed with the number of responses and needs of teachers in the county.

To sponsor a teacher this holiday season, visit the office at 124 S. Scales St. in Reidsville or call 336-552-0761.

Volunteers needed for veteran wreath-laying

The local chapter of Wreaths Across America will lay holiday wreaths on the graves of veterans at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 3901 Forest Lawn Drive in Greensboro at 11 a.m. Dec. 16. Volunteers should arrive by 10 a.m.

To volunteer or donate a wreath, visit www.wreaths acrossamerica.org.

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