The St. George Historical Society encourages people to accept Leonard Greenhaigh’s kind offer to welcome visitors to the former Hocking Granite quarry on the mainland at Clark’s Island on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m.

Greenhaigh has owned the quarry property for several years and has transformed the area into a wildlife sanctuary of unbelievable beauty.

Arnold Hocking and his late brother Darold operated the Hocking Granite Company until the early 1960s. Arnold is the only person who understands the operation of the granite industry in St. George from his own experience. He will explain how the granite was quarried, cut, sold and transported for a variety of uses. At September’s historical society meeting Arnold will show slides taken while the quarry was in operation.

After the society’s visit to Clark’s Island last year, many people expressed disappointment that they were unable to attend; others wanted to go again and spend more time at the quarry. It would be best for attendees to meet by 6 p.m. at the St. George Grange at Wiley’s Corner Road to carpool, as parking at Clark’s Island is limited.

There will be no eat treats nor charge for attendance, although a collection may be taken to help support the historical society.