HSJ Online had a tremendous fourth year, and we would like to invite you to a celebration, including a yearly business review as well as special presentations, at the Yellow Trail Museum on Friday, March 29th.

Undoubtedly, there is much going on in our area with more than 3,000 articles being posted on HSJ Online since our inception in January 2015.

HSJ Online 2018 Celebration & Business Review Agenda:

  • 5:00-5:25 Social Time with Cookies/Cupcakes & Drinks by WILLow LeaVes of Hope
  • 5:25-5:30 Welcome & Update on Museum Rural Carrier Project: David Webster & Lizzie Flora
  • 5:30-5:35 New Advisory Member: Howard Zachariah
  • 5:35-5:50 2018 Review of HSJ Online: John Clark, Don Hewitt, Howard Zachariah, & David Webster
  • 5:50-5:55 Hauser Intern Writers: Leah Joyce & Chloe Kennedy
  • 5:55-6:05 John's Journalism Journey: John Clark
  • 6:05-6:10 Special Recognition & Presentation of Awards: David Webster
  • 6:10-6:30 Continuation of Social Time
  • 6:30-7:15 Pizza & Dessert by Snappy Tomato & HSJ Online Team: All Invited

Lizzie Flora, Yellow Trail Museum Manager, has promised to even have out some Hope Star-Journal archives for those interested.

We would like to thank Heritage of Hope for allowing us to be a part of their organization. We would like to thank Tim Andrews for a key matching grant the very first year. The Hawcreek-Flat Rock Area Endowment through the Heritage Fund and the Hope Town Council with Economic Development Income Tax grants have both been of tremendous help too.

We would like to thank all the individuals, organizations, and businesses who have sponsored us through a short or long-term ad.

Numerous individuals have donated toward HSJ Online. 2018 was our strongest year for individual contributions with more than $4,000 received through our first HSJ Online Benefit. That fund-raising event featured Julian Smith and Bud Herron portraying two local men who served in the Civil War.

Finally, we would like to thank all of our readers for helping us reach well over 1 million page views and 1,438 Facebook likes.

It would be helpful to let us know if you are planning on attending the annual meeting. Please contact Stephanie Shoaf at 885shoafs@gmail.com or call 812-374-6524. (Please come no matter what!)