Local DAR packs boxes for veterans
Special to The Herald
The Yazoo Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its Oct. 18 meeting in the home of Montine Bond.
JoAnne Collins, Yazoo Chapter Regent, led the opening assisted by Vice Regent Priscilla Harper with the prayer, Americans Creed and Pledge to the Flag followed by officer’s and chairman’s reports.
The 60th anniversary of the Yazoo Chapter NSDAR, which will be in January of 2013, was discussed.
Sarastelle Sigrest, Yazoo Chapter Chaplin, gave an informative program on one of the schools NSDAR supports, Hindman Settlement House. Located near Hindman, Kent., this school was established by two women in 1910. It serves children with dyslexia and autism and also helps to preserve the literary and cultural heritage of southeastern Kentucky and Central Appalachian.
After the program, boxes were packed to send to a local member of the armed services who is in Afghanistan and to women in the military.
The hostesses were Montine Bond and Marie Cato.
The November meeting will be held at First Presbyterian Church, preceded by the laying of the wreath at the War Memorial at the Yazoo County Courthouse. The hostesses will be Marsha Williams, Snooky Hogue and Pro Metts.