Dawson Garden Club
Dawson Garden Club selected the First Bank and Trust of Dawson as the Yard of the Month for November. Bright yellow blooms in a decorative planter out front catch the eye of the passersby who are doing business on the Main Street in Dawson. Orange and yellow decorations on the porch are very inviting also. A green well-kept lawn completes the picture. Dawson Garden Club greatly appreciates the care taken by the C.M. Newton Jr. Family to brighten our downtown area.
Col. Roger Q. Mills Chapter 2466 United Daughters of the Confederacy
Colonel Roger Q. Mills, Chapter 2466, United Daughters of the Confederacy, met at 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at Ward Prairie Baptist Church in Fairfield. The meeting was called to order by president Dana Stubbs. Chaplain Geneva Davis led the opening prayer and Stubbs led the Ritual and the Lord’s Prayer. Marlene Ivy led the Pledge to the United States flag and the Texas flag. Stubbs led the Salute to the Confederate flag.
Secretary-treasurer Nancy Weems read the minutes of the September meeting which were approved with one correction. The treasurer’s report was provided.
Historian Barbara Robinson reported that the Teague Chapter is having a Veterans Day Celebration and the chapter is invited. Barbara Robinson accepted material for the scrapbook.
Chaplain Davis reported on the health of those ill and on the passing of family members of chapter members.
Correspondence was reported and the chapter was advised there will not be a chapter subscription to the magazine. Information on 2013 District Workshop was reported.
The president reported on pledges for the Morse Memorial and the amount still needed.
A motion was made and passed to table the yearbook update until the next meeting.
A report on the convention was given by Jan Reeder. Awards were presented during the Historical Evening, and Weems accepted the chapter award for First Place for a chapter with 29 to 39 members. The chapter also provided decorations for the tables.
Stubbs asked for names of noted veterans buried in Navarro County and Freestone Counties. She read a poem by her mother, and members signed the names of deceased members on the Stainless Banner. Refreshments were provided by Marlene Ivy and Jan Reeder.
The meeting was attended by 11 members and closed with the singing of “Dixie.”
Dawson Garden Club
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