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Evelyn Lutz attended Adelphian Academy in 1947 but due to a break to raise a family did not graduate until 1961. She still resides in Holly, MI and is Secretary-Treasure of the Adelphian Academy Alumni Association which sponsors the annual Alumni Reunion week-end.


Book by Evelyn Bigford Lutz, graduate of Adelphian Academy


Holly author and historian, Evelyn Lutz, has published the history of the Holly, Michigan, Seventh-day Adventist Church with much of Adelphian Academy's early years. as well. The title is HOW ADVENTISM CAME TO HOLLY, MICHIGAN -- And How It Grew.

Evelyn Lutz
Evelyn Lutz presenting copies of her book to Pastor Salazar
and Ann Barrett the principal of Adelphian Junior Academy

Lutz did most of the research and writing some time ago but printing then was very expensive so only a few Xerox copies were made. This year, 2013, is the 150th anniversary of the denomination's organization, so it seemed fitting that a revised and updated version of this historic manuscript be printed now. It includes life sketches of early Michigan Adventist Pioneers, information about the Holly headquarters of the former East Michigan Conference, Camp meetings on the AA Campus, photos of all old and new AA buildings, local church school information up to the current 10-grade Adelphian Junior Academy, together with accounts of the Consecration and Dedication services for the current SDA Church on Fish Lake Road.

This subject is dear to the hearts of the Lutz family. The author's husband, the late Harold Lutz, was born and raised in Holly and a life-long member of the Holly church. The couple met met at Adelphian Academy and together with their daughter, Cheri Lindsted, now of Cherry Valley, CA, are all Adelphian graduates.

The introductory price of the book is $14.95. That includes tax and free shipping & handling. With $12. prepaid, area residents may pick up their copies locally.. For each copy sold, $1. goes to the AJA Worthy Student Fund. To order a copy, please send name, address and check to Evelyn J. Lutz, P.O. Box #223, Holly, MI, 48442-1425.

You may also email her for more information at

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