‘Honest Abe’ To Visit Smyrna

lincoln at his deskWhat if you had the chance to have dinner with America’s 16th President? What would you ask him?

Now’s your chance! Join the Friends of Smyrna Library on Saturday, November 1, at 6:30 p.m. for the first annual “Dinner with Destiny” fundraiser to benefit the Smyrna Public Library.

Professional Abraham Lincoln presenter, Dennis Boggs presents an enlightening and informative look at the life of Lincoln, as it might have been told by Honest Abe himself. The audience will travel from Lincoln’s birth in the wilderness of Kentucky to his early years in Indiana and Illinois… from storekeeper to self-taught lawyer and politician… through his years as President during the Civil War and to his death at the hands of an assassin in Ford’s Theater.

Dennis Boggs is a fulltime Lincoln presenter from Nashville, Tennessee. His credits include two documentaries for the History Channel, “Being Lincoln” and “Looking for Lincoln.”

“Dinner with Destiny” is a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library (FOSL) to benefit the children’s print collection at Smyrna Public Library. “Although there are 25 public and private schools in Smyrna, our research showed that children from 43 schools used the Library this summer,” notes Smyrna Library Director, Mary Moore. “Demand for children’s materials has skyrocketed and this fundraiser will allow us to buy more books for that collection.”

Individual tickets for the dinner and presentation are $40 each and are available for purchase at Smyrna Public Library, 100 Village Green Circle, in Smyrna. More information is available at www.friendsofsmyrnalibrary.org.

From the October 2014 issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton and Austell, GA.