The 83rd Annual Meeting of the Butler County Historical Society will be held at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Avenue, Hamilton, Thursday, November 9.

Cocktails will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by a homemade catered dinner by Jeanette’s Delicacies at 6:15 p.m. A cash bar will be available.

The cost for the event is $45 per person or $85 per couple. BCHS members and county residents interested in attending should make reservations for the event no later than November 3rd by calling the society at 896-9930.

A brief business meeting after the dinner will feature an annual report of the society’s activities during 2017 and the election of the society’s two new board members and slate of officers for 2018.

The entertainment for the evening will be a reader’s theater presentation based on the letters Charles Campbell Gard wrote to his family and his wartime diary written while on the Western Front in France during World War I. The program features a cast of four and a slide show that illustrates his military career and service during the war. Persons wishing to attend only the “Charles Campbell Gard and World War I” program should arrive before the scheduled start of the performance at 7:15 p.m.