The Dundee Area Historical Society Annual Dinner will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Dundee Methodist Church, 35 Water St., Dundee.

Gary Emerson will speak about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC was a work relief program that gave millions of young men employment on environmental projects during the Great Depression. 

Considered by many to be one of the most successful of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, the CCC planted more than three billion trees and constructed trails and shelters in more than 800 parks nationwide during its nine years of existence. 

The CCC helped to shape the modern national and state park systems we enjoy today.

A pork dinner by Steve Owens will be served. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. The cost is $12 for members $16 for non-members. Reservations are required by 5 p.m. Oct. 19. To make a reservation, call 607-2473-7047 or email: Dundeehistory@live.com.