Signal Mountain Genealogical Society Meeting is September 2

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society will meet at the Walden Town Hall, 1836 Taft Highway, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Refreshments will be served, followed by a short business meeting and program.  

The speaker for the meeting, member and Signal Mountain resident, Marilyn Garner will present a program entitled, "Chattanooga Trivia." 

As always, visitors are welcome.


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