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Jacob Flournoy DAR chapter holds annual spring luncheon

Jacob Flournoy DAR chapter holds annual spring luncheon

Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 8:01 pm

The Jacob Flournoy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met recently at the Harvey O. Vick Community Room in South Fulton. The occasion was the annual spring luncheon. Peggy Lohaus, Sandra Joyner and Alice Voegeli served as hostesses.
The tables were covered with white cloths and held bouquets of fresh spring flowers and small United States flags. Other small U.S. flags were placed on the tables. The flags were in honor of Armed Forces Day. Another Thyme Restaurant in Union City catered the meal.
Regent Sallie Ferguson called the meeting to order with the DAR Ritual, American’s Creed, Pledge to the United States flag and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” She was assisted by chaplain Agnes Sublette and program leader Lora James.
Thea Vowell, Donna Ryder and Benita Gammos were recognized as guests.
After the committee reports were given, officers were elected for the new term. They were: regent, Mrs. Ferguson; vice regent, Trudy Holman; treasurer, Elaine Allen; recording secretary, Phyllis Simmons; registrar, Mary Harris; chaplain, Agnes Sublette; librarian, Mrs. Voegeli; and historian, Lora James.
Margaret Adams was nominated for the historical preservation award for the several books she has written and had published.
Mrs. Ferguson noted over 26 certificates had been won on the state level by the local chapter. In addition, Ramona Moon received a 30-year member certificate and Mrs. Allen received a 20-year member certificate.
Among the 26-plus awards received were the membership committee award for “Best use of newspaper for membership and public relations and media award” due to over 100 articles printed in local newspapers, posted on area websites or broadcast by local radio stations.
Mrs. Ferguson announced the “kids page” in The Fulton Leader had been selected to be used in programs by the Kentucky children of the Daughters of the American Revolution. They are the ones which were submitted by Mrs. James, publicity chairman for chapter. Also, Mrs. Ferguson displayed a kids page that Mrs. James had submitted in honor of Armed Forces Day.
Certificates of appreciation were presented to Ms. Gammon on behalf of The Fulton Leader and Mrs. Ryder on behalf of The Messenger. A presentation will be made at a later date to The Hickman Courier.
Mrs. James, serving as program leader, introduced guest speaker Thea Vowell. Mrs. Vowell received a DAR certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Twin Cities Chamber of Commerce, for which she serves as executive director.
Mrs. Vowell spoke on “Let’s Paint the Town.” She was dressed in her “Paint the Town” T-shirt and shorts, having just left the painting crew, where she is a very active worker.
She said someone had first approached her about the idea of “Let’s Paint the Town” because of her position with the Chamber of Commerce. She called a meeting to see if the local community would be interested. She had invited a man from Princeton, Ky., who explained how things were done and suggested the Chamber might want to do it. Mrs. Vowell was pregnant with her son at the time and knew she would have to have help. She stated she was very appreciative when Jeff Campbell stepped in to help. She said she learned a lot from him in the process.
Mrs. Vowell stated at the first meeting, $4,000 was donated for paint and supplies, and so far, $15,000 has been raised from donations. The first building painted was Twin Cities Auto Parts in South Fulton. The paint is bought locally at wholesale.
The project started with 40 volunteers, but has dropped as time has passed. The workers scrape and do other prep work before the buildings are painted. She said they can always use good painters who want to volunteer. Even so, things have moved along at a good speed. They have plans to paint six more buildings with hopes that later some homes may be painted with, perhaps, help from church groups.
Residents who are not painters may wish to help the local women prepare food for the workers. To volunteer to help with food, call Mrs. Jimmy Newton.

Published in The Messenger 6.1.12

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