United Daughters Of The Confederacy Host Annual Tea

Thursday, July 16, 2015
The United Daughters of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis Chapter at the annual June Tea.  Front row, from left, Marilyn Kinne and Margaret Biggs; second row, Garin Willard, Harriett Caldwell, Teresa Silvers, Ashley Allen and Melanie Johnson; and third row, Lisa Pritchett, Linda Ballew, Peggy Morrison, Maney Willard, Anita Green and  Gussie Ridgeway.  The children represent the Children of the Confederacy.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis Chapter at the annual June Tea. Front row, from left, Marilyn Kinne and Margaret Biggs; second row, Garin Willard, Harriett Caldwell, Teresa Silvers, Ashley Allen and Melanie Johnson; and third row, Lisa Pritchett, Linda Ballew, Peggy Morrison, Maney Willard, Anita Green and Gussie Ridgeway. The children represent the Children of the Confederacy.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis Chapter No. 900 held its monthly meeting, the annual June Tea, at the Kinser Church of God.

Tables were decorated by Marilyn Kinne, Lisa Pritchett and Robin Ramsey.  An assortment of sandwiches, desserts and a wide variety of teas were enjoyed by all.

The meeting was called to order by President Marilyn Kinne.  The ritual was led by Linda Ballew.  Anita Green sang the Star Spangled Banner.  Peggy Morrison gave the treasurer’s report. 

Donations were collected for the Veterans Home to be delivered in November.  Items included socks,  sweat  clothes, and other various  items.  Coupons were also collected to send to Military families. Copies of the new pamphlet prepared for distribution to school children were presented to members.   The pamphlets will be given to schools in the up-coming school year on the history of Bradley and Polk County during the Civil War.  

The United Daughters of the Confederacy cookbooks should be available for sale by September. The cookbooks consist of original printed recipes by the charter members of the Jefferson Davis Chapter.   All proceeds from the cookbook will go to the objectives of the United Daughters of the Confederacy which include benevolent, educational, historical, memorial and patriotic projects. 

New members were welcomed.  President Kinne presented membership certificates to Linda Ballew and Carolyn Eubank.  Harriett Caldwell accepted the certificate for Carolyn Eubank during her absence.

The next meeting is scheduled for September.  Anyone interested in the Daughters of the Confederacy can visit the website at www.udcjeffersondavischapter900.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/udcjeffersondavischapter900

Receiving membership certificates, from left, President Marilyn Kinne, Harriet Caldwell (standing in for Carolyn Eubank) and Linda Ballew.
Receiving membership certificates, from left, President Marilyn Kinne, Harriet Caldwell (standing in for Carolyn Eubank) and Linda Ballew.

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