Tuesday, January 19, 2010
January DAR Meeting
The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their January 13th meeting at Brunswick Electric on Highway 17 in Supply. The following information was provided by some of the committee chairman. Gwen Causey e-mailed the chapter’s newsletters containing the minutes of the meeting .The blog will give specific highlights of the meeting.
Ella Ruth Maugans and Jerry Odom, co-chairs for the DAR Service for Veterans Committee gave a report on the project of placing an afghan in red, white and blue on each veterans bed at the Fayetteville Veteran’s Hospital. There were 24 afghans turned in so far this year by one gentleman named Charles Brice from Southport, NC. Charles has been nominated by DAR member Nora Hickam to receive the DAR Community Service Award.
Many Southport residents have donated afghans for the veterans in Fayetteville. Many people who live surrounding areas have also crocheted or knitted blankets and donated yarn to the Brunswick Community Center for Charles.
The February 10th and March 10th DAR meetings will be held at Brunswick Senior Center, which is next to the Wingate by Windam Hotel in Southport. The address 1513 N. Howe Street Suite 1. Their phone number is 454-0583. Make a right turn onto Robert Ruark Dr. which is the street next to Go Gas and continue a short distance to enter the parking lot where you will find the center. It will be all the way down at the end of the strip of businesses right across from the hotel. You will need to sign in upon entering the building. The room is all the way down the hall on the left. The meetings will begin at 10:00.
After the meeting anyone can stop by to meet Charles. He is usually found sitting at a table in the dining room crocheting an afghan for our veterans. This would be a good opportunity to donate some yarn to Charles and give it to him personally.
On the left, Marci Currier, St. James resident proudly displays the knitted afghan that she made for one of the veterans. Julie Hackett and her mom, Elaine Kile crocheted the two afgans on the right. They plan to continue to crochet additional afghans this year.