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Senior Active: Juliet Tarver

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When Juliet Tarver isn't busy fixing her yard or shrimping and crabbing at Shellman Bluff, she always finds something to do at the First Baptist Church of Glennville.

"I'm just a busy body,'' says Tarver, 82. "I'm involved in some outreach, visiting the new people to our community and with our extension committee and Bible study and Sunday school and activities related to that. I love the Lord's work.''

You could say her work around the corner from her church has also been a Godsend.

And it's at the Glennville-Tattnall Museum that Tarver helped establish, maintain and grow where her legacy remains as active as she is.

"I'm not a historian,'' she says. "I love the people it represents. I love the people of Glennville, of Tattnall County and that's what makes it important to me.''

A mural Tarver painted was the first piece at the museum. And it continues to be the foundation for the local history she takes pride in sharing from to time by still leading the occasional tour.

"City hall knows when somebody comes to town or calls and wants to see the museum,'' said Tarver, who will often be asked to show those visitors around the museum. "The school children are some of the most satisfying visitors we have.''

The museum has grown to include exhibits on the Glennville's turpentine and cotton trades as well as the stove from the home of Glen Thompson, for whom Glennville is named.

"That,'' says Tarver, "is probably the most prized possession in here.''

But the museum is still anchored by the artistic representation of hometown history, just as the original artist is set on staying active.

"My days are full,'' says Tarver. "When I come to the end of the day, I thank the Lord I had enough to do.''

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