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‘Sandhills Revelation’ sales benefitting Blaney-Elgin Museum

Posted: August 14, 2014 8:10 p.m.
Updated: August 15, 2014 6:00 a.m.
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Madge Strickland (left) presents a copy of her book “A Sandhills Revelation,” to Elgin Mayor Brad Hanley during Elgin Town Council’s August meeting. Sales of the book are benefitting the Blaney-Elgin Museum.

Madge Strickland, author of A Sandhills Revelation -- The History, Legacy and Legend of Blaney-Elgin, South Carolina, presented her book to the town of Elgin during town council’s August meeting. Proceeds from sales of the book will go towards funding the Blaney-Elgin Museum. The Blaney-Elgin Museum and Historical Society has been in charge of trying to get the museum established.

At the council meeting, Strickland spoke about the society’s efforts to build the local museum after the 2008 centennial campaign celebration for the town of Elgin.

Elgin Town Council has allowed the Elgin Historical Society to use property at the Elgin Town Library to start the museum.

“In the last six years, we have kept the idea alive through various promotions and fund raisers. Now that the society has nonprofit organization status, we are dedicated to the full realization of the museum vision and we will continue to look to you, our town leaders and counsel and continued support as we strive to raise the funds necessary to build a museum,” Strickland said.

Strickland also thanked council for the opportunity to sell the book from town hall.

“Since the town hall book signing seven months ago, sales of the book are now approaching 450 with all proceeds now going to the Blaney-Elgin museum fund,” she said.

Stickland said the society is considering having a train themed museum.

“The museum will not only be a valuable asset in bringing visitors to our area, but also will educate our children to appreciate their historical legacy,” she said.


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