Civil War author is Bethel guest speaker
The Clarke Courier
Clarke County author and conservationalist Tom Lewis will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of Bethel Memorial, Inc., to be held at Old Bethel Meeting House at 11 a.m. Sunday Aug. 25.
Lewis will speak on the stewardship of the earth in an address entitled "Heritage, Environment, Religion: Our Common Ground."
A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, Lewis has been a senior editor at Time-Life Books and has published articles in National Wildlife, Audubon and Smithsonian magazines. He has written two books, "Shenandoah in Flames" and "The Guns of Cedar Creek."
He is currently a roving editor for National Wildlife Magazine and editor of Civil War magazine in Berryville. Lewis is also convenor of the Commonwealth Coalition, an organization dedicated to making government responsive to environmental issues.
Rev. Peter Gustin of Cunningham Chapel Parish will conduct a short religious service, followed by a picnic in the churchyard. Everyone is invited to attend the picnic and bring a dish to share.
Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. artists Fay Dutton, Lynn Cook and Jack Miller will exhibit their works in the churchyard.
Old Bethel is located on Rt. 625, two miles south of Rt. 50.
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