Jackson County Extension Homemakers Past Presidents Club

Jackson County Extension Homemakers Past Presidents Club met Sept. 19 at Story Inn in Brown County.

Hostesses were officers Carolyn Krieger, Linda Booher, Carol Wait and Eunice Lacey.

After a meal chosen from the menu, President Krieger handed out yearbooks and announced upcoming events, such as the Nov. 7 bake sale to raise money for a scholarship and a personal security program to be conducted in October.

She gave a reading “It’s Later Than You Think.”

Troy Taber, maître d at the inn, conducted a tour and discussed the town’s history.

Story was founded in 1851 by Dr. George Story and soon became the largest settlement in the area. The community, however, never recovered from the Great Depression, as families abandoned their hilly farms for work elsewhere.

No attempt was made to modernize the area, and Story is a well-preserved example of a 19th century small town.

The community’s homes and buildings have been renovated to provide accommodations for up to 44 people who come to enjoy the area, which includes Brown County State Park, Hoosier National Forest and Lake Monroe.

Today, the entire town of Story is a country inn/bed and breakfast offering fine dining, catering and lodging.

The next meeting will be Dec. 12. Hostesses will be chairwoman Peggy Burns, Jeanette Hackman and Karen VonDielingen.