Dr. Anthony Hodges Speaks At 55+ Meeting Jan. 12

Friday, January 3, 2014

Dr. Anthony Hodges, a Chattanooga dentist, will speak on Civil War medicine and its treatments at the 55+ meeting on Sunday, Jan. 12. A question and answer period will follow.

The vegetarian luncheon will begin at noon with members bringing their food at 11:30 to the Fellowship Hall in the Collegedale SDA Church at 4829 College Dr. E. 

The vegetarian food assignments are: A-B: Bread/rolls/sandwiches, C-H: Potatoes/rice/pasta, I -L:  Entrees, M-O: Desserts, P-S: Salads: Potato/tossed/macaroni and T-Z: Vegetable. 

Dr. Hodges has had a life-long interest in the Civil War and family history inspired by family oral history passed down by elderly relatives in North Alabama and middle Tennessee. He began collecting Civil War artifacts as a six-year-old child with items from his collection being displayed at Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park and other National Park sites, as well as Atlanta History Center, the Carter House and Carnton in Franklin, Tennessee, the Museum of East Tennessee in Knoxville and numerous other historic sites. He began to study Civil War medicine while in dental school in the 1970's, and began lecturing on this topic shortly after graduating dental school in 1981.

There is no charge for guests or visitors, yearly dues are $6 per year; meetings are bi-monthly. Further questions  and RSVP to attend as a guest to Erling Odel at 591-4779 or Rita Vital at 505-6605.


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