Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century: Honors The Past, Present And Future

Friday, May 23, 2014
Pictured celebrating Colonial history with Amanda Varnell, of ‘Dish ‘T Pass Cooking School, demonstrating Colonial recipes at a recent chapter meeting: Pauline Moore, president; Amanda Varnell;  and Lenore Levy, parliamentarian.
Pictured celebrating Colonial history with Amanda Varnell, of ‘Dish ‘T Pass Cooking School, demonstrating Colonial recipes at a recent chapter meeting: Pauline Moore, president; Amanda Varnell; and Lenore Levy, parliamentarian.

Prudhomme Fort Chapter members serve the Chattanooga community by; sponsoring a Veteran to participate in Honor Flight – a day trip to fly to Washington, D.C. for a tour of the WWII Monument including an Honor Luncheon; supporting the Chattanooga ‘James H. Coolidge’ Veteran’s Clinic; honoring American heritage by either erecting or recognition of historical markers and places; and seeking out family grave sites to clean and restore tombstones from the past.  A continual project is researching Coats of Arms of ancestors whose lineage follows family lines extending back to the 1400’s – 1600’s.

Prudhomme Fort Chapter welcomes prospective members. The requirement for membership is tracing family lineage to a Colonial ancestor, who was either a historic Founder of any of the original colonies; a member of the ruling government; a church official’s services; Founder of a college or school; all professionals, trades and crafts; all military services of the colonies; any who furnished funds or supplies to aid the colonies; landowner, Freeman or planter; member of the Provincial Congress; or a Headright or transportee.

For information on membership, please call Pauline Moore, 824-7774.


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Riverwalk Reopens

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Concurrent Grand Jury Says Mental Health Court Is On The Way

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Vote No On Health Insurance Changes Affecting County Teachers

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Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)