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Salzburgers to celebrate annual Labor Day event
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Vince Exley

The Georgia Salzburger Society will celebrate its 88th Labor Day on Sept. 2 at the Historic Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

The program will start at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Activities will include a pony carriage ride and youth games will be held throughout the day. There also will be basket weaving, chair caning, blacksmithing, a poster contest, a lemonade stand and the Marketplatz with cakes, fresh vegetables and gifts will be open. Donations will be accepted.

Lunch will be served in the church social hall for $10 a plate with a drink and cake included. The lunch will be provided by the WELCA ladies and lunch reservations can be made at 754-7001. Boston butts will be sold but must be ordered and pre-paid before Monday. Call 754-7001 or 754-3915 to order a Boston butt.

The speaker for the day will be Effingham County native Vince Exley. Exley, a 1960 graduate of Newberry College, received the Reynolds fellowship in economics in 1964 at the University of North Carolina and received his master’s degree from Jacksonville University.

Exley is a past president of the Georgia Salzburger Society and chairs the GSS’ special genealogical research project. In 2012, he received the Boltzius Award from the German consul general in Atlanta for his contributions to German colonial history in Georgia and German immigration research.

The museum also will have the third volume of the “Immigrant Families in Ebenezer, Georgia” available.