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8 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE -Thursday, October 28, 1999 ~- bl Engagements " Weddings ', Announcements Phone 725-2046 1 Club Honors Late Member The late Mary DeFries, who was extremely active in the Kabletown CEOS Club, was honored with two presentations recently by club and family members. In the photo above, four books on quilting were presented to the Charles Town Library by the Kabletown Club in memory of Mrs. DeFries. Shown, from left, are club member Peggy Price, Marcia Lance, direc- tor of the library, and family members John and Sally DeFries. Below, Peggy, John and Sally present a wall hanging to Anna Mae Reedy, representing the Ranson Senior Center, in Mary's honor. Mrs. DeFries held a craft session at the center called "Stitchin' With Mary". The wall hanging that was pre- sented to the center was half-completed when Mrs. DeFries passed away, and was later completed. !g for The women of Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 West North Street, Charles Town, are hard at work preparing for their annual Christmas Bazaar to be held in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, November 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can find gifts reasonably priced, including aprons, jew- elry, candy, baked goods, ornaments, novelties, children's clothes and toys. The "white elephant" area is always an attrac- tive place to find just about anything you ever needed or wanted. And there is the always wonderful lunch of good hot soup, several kinds of sandwiches, pies, and either hot or cold drinks. The Silent Auction items create many competitive bids. New this year for sale will be coffee and doughnuts available at 9 a.m. for early birds. Come, browse, buy, eat and enjoy the fellowship of friends and neighbors. See you there! Woman's Club Meets Oct. 8 Refreshments were served by a committee consisting of Barbara Henry, Joyce Baker, Audrey Egle, Ann Johnson and Lorean Freeland. State Years DAR Celebrating 100 at Martinsburg Event The Martinsburg Holiday Inn will be the location of the 1999 West Virginia stale conference of the National Society Daughters American Revolution. Registration will begin on Friday, October 29, at 10 a.m. Preceding the Friday evening opening session, Miss Karin Lund, national junior membership chair, will speak at a banquet for junior members. The grand opening session will begin at 8:30 p.m. with a salute from the Berkeley County JROTC Color C, uard. Mrs. Dale Kelly Love, president general of the National Society Daughters American Revo- lution, will be a special guest. Mrs. Love will give the main address for the opening session. Other greet- ers of tbe session include Mrs. Randall Rurnberg, vice president general NSDAR; Mrs. John A. Davis, spokesperson for the West Virginia Children of the American Revolution; Charles F. Printz, Sons of the American Revolution; and Miss ,Jean Ann Elliott, State Re- gent. State Regents from Mary- land (Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Musgrove), South Carolina (Mrs. Gennie V Crider), and Washing- imL I).C. (Mrs. Robert 1 Hilton), will attend. The business meeting will be called to order by Jean Elliott, state regent, on Saturday, October 30 at 9 a.m Registration will also be available beginning at 8 a.m. Mrs. Gary W. Greenfield, confer- ence chail; will coordinate the con- lbrence activities. Saturday's tbrmal Centennial Banquet will be a period costume affair and begins at 7 p.m. Mrs. l)onald I~, Hale will lead tim Na- tional Anthem and a pageant writ- ten by Mrs. C. M. Myers, Jr and musical program by the State DAR Chorus will tbllow the dinner. The pageant will focus on historical events of West Virginia. Sunday morning, October 31, begins with a prayer breakfast at 7:3O a.m. A memorial service fbr all members who have died in the past year will be at 9 a.m. The confer- ence will conclude with a closing business session to begin at 10 a.ln. VFW, Auxiliary Hold Convention in Kansas City The Veterans of Foreign Wars celebrated its 100th anniversary recently in Kansas City, Mo home of the organization's national of flees. The gala event was well-at- tended. Members from all 50 states were there, along with representa- tives from Europe, the Pacific and Latin America. Meetings were held at C. Roe Bartle Convention Cen- ter. The week was filled with meet- ings in the morning, workshops in the afternoon, and free concerts and events in the evening The VFW has kept a definite presence in Congress with its vet- erans' needs and military issues. The veterans' organization is also known for its many community services, youth activities and other programs. The auxiliary is well- known tbr its fundraising for can- cer research. Many large donations were made to special groups at the meetings. President Bill Clinton spoke at the joint opening session to a full house. George Foreman, former pro boxer, appeared at the VFW meeting and announced a new award funded by him for the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Pro- gram in the amount of $7,000 per year. Senator John McCain, of Ari- zona, a former POW, spoke to his comrades on veterans' issues. The main purpose of a conven- tion is to recognize the hard work that has been done by members the preceding year. Department of West Virginia was represented by 1095 members from throughout the state. Outgoing Commander Norf Nelson and President Nancy Miller were in attendance, along with incoming Commander Randall Bare and President Wilma Hickman. Department of West Virginia Auxiliary won several top awards including silver plates, special pins and certificates. The week culmi- nated in elections and installation of officers for the upcoming year. Evenings included outdoor con- certs of patriotic music and fire- works, and even an evening with Kenny Rogers singing his favorites. Southern Conference, which con- sist:s ef 14 states including West Virginia, heht an outdoor get-to- gether with free food, giveaways and camaraderie. An anniversary gala dinner and a Commander's and PresidenFs re- ception topped off the week. The Credentials Committee an- nounced that there were 14,000 men and 2,600 auxiliary members registered to attend the meetings. Many others were m town to com- pete in various competitions such as ROTC, honor guard, rituals, etc. National officers were installed with ,lohn Smart, of Maine, the National Commander, and Lorraine Frier, of North Dakota, as National I'resident. West Virginia's Diana Stout, of Salem, was installed as National Junior Vice and will be National t'resi- dent in 2001. Representing Jeffi~rson County VFW Post and Auxiliary 3522 Charles Town were William Rock, Jr post chaplain, and Ann Rock, auxiliary junior vice. CONSERVANCY TRIP TO STAUNTON, VA. The Middleway Historic Con- servancy enjoyed a motorcoach trip to the Museum of American Frontier Culture in Staunton, Vir- ginia on Saturday, September 18. While there, members and friends of the Conservancy learned how our ancestors lived before and after they came to America. They saw how people lived and worked on farms in England, Scotland and Germany before they immigrated to the American frontier. All of the European farms are authentic, the buildings having been brought here to help us understand how our ancestors lived before they came to America. Museum staff people in clothes of the time told about crops, animals and houses, They demonstrated farm chores, cooking and other household chores, and various crafts. The special feature of the visit included demonstrations of flax processing and weaving. Return of the Natives Christmas Ferns and Maidenhair Ferns, native to County, have returned to Cullison Park in Shepherdstown. of the Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club planted the ferns as a native plant restoration project at Cullison Park. The ferns purchased with a gift from Karene Motivans. Previous Cullison Park have included spring wildflowers and trees native t Eastern Panhandle. Monica Grabowska is shown, ready to tive ferns. The club presented a new book, A Natural ern and Central North America by I)onald Culross Peattie Shepherdstown Public Library. The descriptive field guide short essays describing the relations between each people over the course of American history. The Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club is West Virginia's garden club and welcomes new members with an interest in and floral design. For nmre information please call club Soae Hense, at 876-0949. The name Victor means "conqueror." Specializing in Seafood Catering for All Occasions Hrs: Tuesday thru Sunday 11 AM - 9 PM l tTO Washington St. Bolivar/Harpers Ferry Reservations Recommended 535-2582 The Shepherdstown Woman's Club met at the Station in Shepherdstown October 8 with President Betty Wise leading the meeting. She welcomed new mem- chele