Jacob Flournoy DAR holds meeting
Posted: Friday, August 20, 2010 8:02 pm
The Jacob Flournoy Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held its August meeting at the Carr Street Community Center in Fulton.
Margaret Perry and Ramona Moon served as co-hostesses during the social time. The food table was covered with an antique white cloth and held a bouquet of sunflowers and greenery in a crystal vase. An assortment of dips, chips, cake and fruit tea was served.
Regent Sallie Ferguson opened the meeting with the DAR Ritual. Margaret Adams led the pledge to the U.S. flag. Ms. Moon led the singing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Ms. Adams served as program leader and introduced guest speaker John Ross. Ross began his talk with a discussion of Columbus Park. He told of working there as a younger man and how it took three people three days to mow the grounds with push mowers. Today, it only takes a few hours with the large riding mowers.
He also spoke about other jobs he did there. Ross concluded his program with a presentation of his Revolutionary War ancestors. Among his ancestors discussed were those who fought on each side of the Revolutionary War. He also told of having seven ancestors in the war.
Following Ross’s program, the business meeting was called to order by Ms. Ferguson.
Barbara Allen-Tidwell gave the National Defense Report. Mary Harris gave the secretary’s report. Agnes Sublette gave the Indian Affairs report.
Rose Oliver presented each member a copy of the group picture made with the state regent at the June luncheon.
Ms. Ferguson announced the meeting for the Kenlake Summer Workshop 2010 has been changed to 9 a.m. on Saturday.
The chapter will meet Sept. 9 at Everett-Stewart Regional Airport at 10 a.m.
Co-hostesses will be Ms. Ferguson and Trudy Holman. Ms. Holman will also serve as program leader.
Guest speaker will be Jo Ann Speer.
The meeting will be followed by a dutch treat luncheon at Another Thyme in Union City.
Published in The Messenger 8.20.10