The July meeting of the Hardy History Associations is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hardy Gym, 203 School Street in Hardy.
The presenter will be John Peeples, born and raised in Memphis with deep roots in Hardy. John’s great-grandfather was one of Hardy’s founders, Walker Clayton. John’s presentation will include portions of “Founder’s Day Talk,” the speech written by his uncle, Fred Daugherty. Fred was very interested in Hardy’s history and collected information to write the speech for Hardy’s Centennial Celebration of July 19, 1985. The Hardy History Association continues to celebrate Hardy’s birthday in July. Fred’s research also led to his creation of Clayton, Cope, Estes, and Daugherty family trees which will be displayed at the meeting. John will also offer some of his perspectives about Hardy’s history and have some interesting contributions. The public is welcome to join the monthly programs presented by the Hardy History Association. For more information, call 870-847-5273 or email [email protected].