Traveling Exhibit

Southern Airways Flight 242

Traveling Exhibit

This April 4, 2013 marks the 36th anniversary of the worst air disaster in Georgia history.  72 people died that day including 9 local Paulding County residents when a Southern Airways DC-9, Flight 242 crashed in the Paulding County community of New Hope.  Miraculously there were 21 survivors including both flight attendants.  In cooperation with New Hope Memorial Flight 242, Inc. the Paulding County Library System has scheduled the following events open to the public in all 4 of our county libraries:

Traveling display of mounted news articles, photos, etc. of the crash as scheduled below:

February 9, 2013 through February 23, 2013

Maude Ragsdale Library

1815 Hiram-Douglasville Highway

Hiram, GA 30141

February 23, 2013 through March 9, 2013

              Paulding County Library

              1010 E. Memorial Dr.

               Dallas, GA. 30132

March 9, 2013 through March 23, 2013

New Georgia Library

94 Ridge Road

Dallas, GA. 30157

 March 23, 2013 through April 6, 2013

            Crossroads Library

            909 Harmony Grove Church Road

            Acworth, GA 30101

The displays are scheduled at the libraries in coordination with the 36th Anniversary Memorial Service hosted by the New Hope Memorial Flight 242, Inc. to be held at the Dallas Theater and Civic Center on March 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  All events are open to the public.  If you are new to Paulding County this is a great opportunity to learn about a significant piece of Paulding County and Georgia history. If you were a resident of Paulding County or any of the neighboring counties on April 4, 1977 you will have many memories of that day and the days that followed.  You most likely were involved in some way with the recovery and rescue and will have information you may want to share.  The Paulding County Library System and New Hope Memorial Flight 242, Inc. invite the public to come and tour the libraries between February 9th and April 6th to learn more about Flight 242. The public is also invited to attend the Memorial Service on March 24th

Lynsey James
Crossroads Library Reference Specialist
Crossroads Library
909 Harmony Grove Church Road
Acworth, GA 30101


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