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Wendell Historical Society $10,000 Reverse Raffle

Tickets are on sale now for your chance to win $10,000 in the Wendell Historical Society $10,000 Reverse Raffle. The raffle is on Thursday, September 19th.  Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. and the raffle starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Wendell Community Center.  The proceeds go toward the opening of a history museum in Wendell.
Tickets are $100 each with a possible grand prize of $10,000.  Contact one of the following WHS members for tickets:
Sid Baynes          365-6621
Steve Brown       365-4943
Hugh Cashion     365-6313
Dene Castleberry 365-7255
Judy Edwards      365-5599
Ray Hinnant        365-3228
David Holifield    614-5780
Martha Ramsey   365-3584
Bob Privette          365-9911
Chris Smith           605-8111
Cee Todd               365-7351


The Story of Wendell’s Jake May

The left handed pitcher who twice struck out Babe Ruth in World Series games with his “jug handle curve ball”   Jake May was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in Spring 2018.

Watch the WRAL-TV Tarheel Traveler story                 Read more about Jake May

Our Ongoing Programs

Wendell High School Yearbooks – Digital NC

The Wendell Historical Society has been collecting year books from Wendell high schools and having them digitized in to the Digital NC collection for free online access to all.   Recently added were Vaiden Whitley High School yearbooks for 1966-1968.     We are seeking Wendell High School yearbooks for the years 1934, 1935 and 1938. We would like to borrow these from the owners so they can be scanned into the Digital NC collection at UNC and then they will be returned. If you have any of these yearbooks, please contact Ray Hinnant at 919-365-3228 or rhinnant5@nc.rr.com.

The Historical Society has already contributed all Wendell High School yearbooks 1933 to 1965 (except those three years) to the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.

Wendell High School Yearbooks 1933 to 1965

Wendell’s Veterans – On display at Universal Chevrolet

The photo display of Wendell veterans that was created for a past 4th of July Celebration is on display at the Universal Chevrolet showroom on Main St. Stop by if you have not seen this wonderful compilation of Wendell history. Thank you to Paul White and Universal Chevrolet for hosting this display.

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