“He’s getting ready to retire and I thought this would be a good time for our organization to thank him and to recognize him for helping us down through the years,” said museum curator Marian Coleman. “ He’s always been there for us to help us keep the building open, the upkeep of the building and the different things that had to be done. A lot of it came from Bartow County government.”
The banquet has served as a fundraiser for Noble Hill for 23 years. This year any funds raised will go toward repairing the museum’s roof.
“We’re trying to get some bids to see which route to take and how much money we would need,” Coleman said about the repairs.
Brown said he was honored to be chosen this year.
“I really didn’t expect it, but I’m privileged that they would do it. I didn’t expect it, but I’m honored that they will do that,” he said.
The banquet is scheduled for Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Beavers Drive Senior Center at 33 Beavers Drive, Cassville. The event is open to the public at a cost of $25 for the meal only or $30 for the meal and a membership to the Noble Hill Foundation. The dinner will be buffet style with three different choices of meat, with trimmings, prepared by the Donald and Veronica Wheeler Family.
Coleman hoped people would attend to honor Brown and support the museum.
“I [would] just like for everybody to come out and participate to make this an evening for the commissioner that he will remember and that he will enjoy,” she said.