Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Book Talk: A Mill Village Story: A Southern Boyhood Joyfully Remembered

Book Talk: A Mill Village Story: A Southern Boyhood Joyfully Remembered

The public is invited to a book talk by Gerald Andrews, author of A Mill Village Story: A Southern Boyhood Joyfully Remembered, on Tuesday, November 19 at 4 p.m. at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill.

A Mill Village Story is the record of one man’s upbringing in a place and time that is quickly vanishing. A quintessentially American small town, West Point, Georgia is a place defined by its local industry—a world-class textile mill run by the West Point-Pepperell corporation—and adherence to traditional Southern values of congeniality, manners, and friendliness. Everyone author Gerald Andrews knew or even just rubbed shoulders with worked at the mill, and it was Andrews’s experiences there that would take him from relative poverty to the corporate boardroom. A Mill Village Story is an account of Andrews’s early years, his rapid rise to leadership in various textile firms, and the special character of the village that shaped him.

Gerald Andrews grew up in a small Southern mill village. He attended Auburn University and Harvard Business School, and has received over eighty honors and awards in praise of his creative brand of leadership. He has served as Corporate Executive Vice President of West Point Stevens, Inc. in New York; President and CEO of Johnston Industries; CEO and Chairman of Accelegrow Technologies; and Executive-in-Residence at Auburn University. A Mill Village Story is his first book.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.

For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah

Last Updated: November 01, 2019