The Appling County Heritage Center invites everyone to attend its Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 24, at Mi Sombrero Restaurant in Baxley at 7:00 p.m. The Guest Speaker will be Norma Nunez-Cortes. The emphasis will be on the relatively new Hispanic Heritage here in Baxley.
Norma’s father was the first Mexican immigrant to settle in Appling County. Previously, Mexicans and other Hispanic workers traveled with the seasons. Mrs. Nunez was the first Mexican immigrant to purchase land in Appling County. Norma’s sister, Maria, who married James Cook, was the first Mexican to be married in Appling County. Norma was the first Mexican child to graduate from Appling County High School, and Norma’s niece, Gina Cook was the first person of Mexican descent to go to public school from Kindergarten through 12th grade here. County Farm Plant Company, Nunez Pine Straw, and other Hispanic enterprises are significant employers and taxpayers in Appling County. They have added much to our community. Please come help celebrate their successes.
Mi Sombrero Restaurant is located on Comas Street in Baxley. The Dutch-treat meal will feature a Mexican food sampler, or you may order from the menu. Please come attend the Annual Meeting.