Part One – Talk given by Bobby Waid, Mayor of Fincastle

As part of a project to collect oral histories from some of our older residents, the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Mark’s Episcopal, in Fincastle, invited Bobby Waid, Mayor of Fincastle and lifelong resident of the town, to speak about his memories of the church.

He started out by telling about the construction of the first building (Established Church), now owned by the Presbyterians, and then about what happened after the Presbyterians took it over…  With his characteristic humor and colorful language, the Mayor reminisces about the long list of clergy who served at the church, even during the days when services were only held once a month!

Join us this month for our four part series of this great interview with Bobby Waid.

About VA History Exchange

I moved to Asheville, NC last September and have found some wonderful new opportunities for teaching, researching, and learning. I'm training to be a tour guide at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, teaching classes at a senior center (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - at UNC-A) and developing a digital archive for Sweet Briar College, recirculating some of the excellent articles that have been published in alumnae magazines from decades ago. So much to do!
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