Saturday, November 13, 2010

Southport Wal Mart & American Legion Post 454 Help Charles Brice

L to R: Wal Mart’s Asst. Store Manager Carol Hicks and Post member Don McGuire

Rick Sessa, member of American Legion Post 454 read an article in the newspaper that Charles Brice received an award for community service from The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and then the DAR presented Charles with a Second Place award from the state for Community Service.

In the article it was mentioned that Charles could use additional skeins of red, white and blue yarn to continue crocheting afghans for the Veterans in Fayetteville, NC. Prior to this Charles crocheted blankets for Military personnel deployed to Afghanistan. His request was answered by the Oak Island American Legion Post 454. Post members along with Wal Mart store manager,

Jimmy Creech prepared a gift card for Charles to purchase more yarn and the Post members purchased enough yarn to keep him busy for a while. They asked him to donate a blanket, which they raffled off at their November 6th NC District Meeting. All the proceeds went for more yarn to crochet afghans.

Mike Giles – Conservation

The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their November 10th meeting at the United Methodist Church in Southport, NC. Mike Giles, a coastal advocate for the North Carolina Coastal Federation, one of NC’s largest coastal non-profit conservation organizations was the guest speaker. Mike joined the staff in May 2006. He is a North Carolina Native and prior to joining the Federation, he served as the open-space land manager for Durham County for five years. Mike has extensive stewardship, enforcement and advocacy experience gathered form positions with the National Park Service and the Army Corp of Engineers, as well as chief park ranger for Mecklenburg County. He studied wildlife management at N. C. State University, which included additional research and course work in coastal ecology. Mike monitors the Southeast Region from the Wrightsville Beach regional office. Mike stressed a need for citizens to get involved in the decisions the government makes on their behalf. Without citizen action our coast will be at risk from improper decisions on a variety of critical issues facing our coast.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation mission is to provide citizens and groups with the assistance needed to take an active role in the stewardship of North Carolina’s coastal water quality and natural resources. For more information visit their website

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

Commemorative Events Chair, Norma Eckard, of the Brunswick Town Chapter of the DAR, stands in front of a a tri fold that depicts a number of pictures denoting historical anniversaries that occurred during the 2010 year. For example, Benjamin Franklin created bifocals 225 years ago in the year 1785. Also pictured is Franklin D. Roosevelt who signed the Social Security Act 75 years ago during the time of the Great Depression. Veterans Day was also recognized with a story about how Veterans Day evolved from Armistice Day.

Community In Schools

DAR member Norma Eckard and Regent Gwen Causey, are looking at the historical biographies purchased for the Community In Schools (CIS) project. The books will be used by tutors who work with elementary school children.
"Betsy Ross," " Paul Revere," "Abraham Lincoln," "George Washington," " James Madison," "Thomas Jefferson" and "John Adams" are just a few of the book titles purchased for the purpose of acquainting children with our "Founding Fathers" and other historical persons who existed during the time our colonies were being formed.