Simmons to speak at CCHS

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Former Andalusia resident Morgan Simmons will be the featured speaker at Thursday’s Covington County Historical Society meeting.

The doors will open at 7 p.m. to the Andalusia Public Library’s Dixon Room.

Simmons will speak on growing up in Andalusia during the 1930s and 1940s. A special invitation is extended to residents who grew up during these decades in Andalusia.

Simmons, a 1947 Andalusia High School graduate, earned a bachelor’s degree in music from DePauw University in Indiana.  He later earned a master of sacred music degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where he also met and married a fellow student, Mary Day, in 1953.

He has served as a U.S. Army chaplain’s assistant, been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to student at the Royal School of Church Music in Croydon, England, and worked as a minister of music at a variety of churches throughout the U.S.