The 2018 Randolph Society Reception


The Randolph Society Foundation Board invites members of the public to attend the annual Randolph Society Reception at the Randolph County Courthouse in Chester on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

The reception will begin at 6:00 PM on the main level of the courthouse, near the Randolph Society Honor Wall. Refreshments, including sandwiches and desserts, will be served.

At 6:30 PM, members of the board will induct the honorees of the Class of 2018. A new plaque for each honoree will be placed on the honor wall during the ceremony, and biographies of the honorees will be shared.

This year, we will honor George M. Khoury, founder of the Khoury League youth sports program; Elzie Crisler Segar, the cartoonist who created Popeye; James Thompson, the judge and surveyor who completed the first plat map of the city of Chicago; Charles Briggs Cole and Alice Cole, a father and daughter whose philanthropic gifts included Chester Public Library and Cole Memorial Park; and Gilbert and Emma Holmes, educators who championed the students of Sparta for decades. More about each honoree can be found on the Randolph Society website at

The reception is free and open to all members of the public. If you’d like to receive reminders, you can RSVP for the event on our Facebook page.