Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps to Be Held Thursday

A musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps will take place this Thursday, March 20 at the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library at 2 p.m. CT.

Author Bill Jamerson has produced a dozen documentaries for Michigan Public Television, written stories and recorded many songs on historical subjects. During Thursday’s presentation, he will shares stories he has picked up first hand from former Civilian Conservation Corps boys he has met over the years.

Civilian Conservation Corps was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States and was designed to provide jobs for young men, to relieve families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression in the United States while at the same time implementing a general natural resource conservation program in every state and territory.

Jamerson will tell stories, share a short video, read excerpts from his novel and present original songs on his guitar.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information about the program, call the North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library at 574-896-2841.