The Chamber's monthly luncheon was held yesterday at Tonda's Place on Main Street. Chamber President Randy Allmon welcomed all that were present and recognized new members Tonda Ross, owner of Tonda's Place, and Mark Bayless representing Carpenters Local 171.
Canter Pharmacy was recognized as the business of the month with Candy Bangor accepting the award for that establishment. Center Pharmacy is one of the ville's largest private employers.
Plans were discussed for an upcoming Auction Fundraiser. It was also announced that the Board of Directors voted to donate $250 to a scholarship for Wellsville High School. It will be awarded at this spring's Class Day.
Robert "Brassy" Berresford was the key note speaker and gave a very interesting presentation on the capture of Civil War General John Hunt Morgan and the activities related to that event in and around the ville. The Wellsville Historical Society has the general's sword which is on display at the museum on Riverside. Pictured above is Brassy and member Paul Blevins holding up a collection of some of the Morgan memorabilia that the society has. That's where I got the picture of the Whitacre House.
Brassy also told us they are looking for new, younger members to carry on the work of the Historical Society. Membership is only $5 per year. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 P.M. Give it some consideration. If you're interested in Wellsville history the museum houses a treasure trove of artifacts and information.