History group gala

Members and friends of Historic Paris-Bourbon County are celebrating the organization's 30th anniversary. A dinner in honor of the late Mary Spears Van Meter, a founding member of HPBC, will be held at the Hopewell Museum on Aug. 15.

Amy Potts of the Rural Heritage Development Initiative of Preservation Kentucky will be the guest speaker. Woodford Van Meter of Lexington, son of the late Mary Spears Van Meter, and his family will present the annual Mary Spears Van Meter Award for Historic Preservation to a person chosen for contributing to historic preservation in Bourbon County.