From the Archives

Here is another piece of news from Hi-Hope's fascinating archives. Nearly 45 years ago the Gwinnett Chapter of the Women of Georgia Power Company were the first outside group to hold a meeting at the old Country Store. Just last month the Citizens of Georgia Power visited for their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project. It's absolutely awesome to think we have had a relationship of service with Georgia Power this many years. If you want to explore our pictures or scrap books, let us know and we can set up a time for you to delve into our rich history. Just contact Nick at to get access.

The following piece appeared on Wednesday, February 14, 1973 in the "Social News" section of The Winder News:

Georgia Power Women Meet In Lawrenceville

The Gwinnett Chapter of the Women of Georgia Power Company met February 12 in Lawrenceville at the Hi-Hope Country Story. Mike McFarland, an instructor at Hi-Hope, told the women about the Store. It was opened to give an outlet for handmade items from the training center and to give work experience to some of the students. Hand-dipped candles, [miniature] people, stuffed animals, as well as, floral arrangements were displayed. The Power women were the first group to hold a meeting at the Country Store. Plans for the April Banquet, club scrapbook, and the spring convention were discussed during the business session. Those from Winder attending were Mrs. Sue Deal, Mrs. Eloise McEver, and Mrs. Yvonne Jet.