Preserving Blackstock Battlefield


NSDAR installs new officers at May meeting

Staff Report



Photo courtesy of Fair Forest Chapter NSDAR The Fair Forest Chapter NSDAR installed new officers at its May 2 meeting at Grace United Methodist Church. Then new officers are Margie Ruff, Treasurer, Registrar, and Historian; Kathleen Read, Regent; Margaret McCarley, Recording and Corresponding Secretary; Jane Owenby, Chaplain and Parliamentarian.


Photo courtesy of Fair Forest Chapter NSDAR The Fair Forest Chapter NSDAR met May 2 at Grace United Methodist Church. The chapter welcomed a new member and three guests. The new member and guests are Elizabeth Davis, new member; Catherine Smith, State President of the Children of the American Revolution; Martha Girz, Miss Smith’s mother; Vickie Shields, member of the planning team for the Union County Ag and Art Tour.


UNION — The Fair Forest Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on Tuesday, May 2 at 3:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Margret McCarley, Regent. There followed the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States, the American’s Creed, and the salute to the flag of South Carolina. Mrs. Jane Owenby gave the devotional and prayer.

Guests

Mrs. McCarley welcomed our guests, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, Mrs. Vickie Shields, Mrs. Martha Girz, and her daughter, Miss Katherine Smith, who is state president of the Children of the American Revolution.

Blackstock Battlefield

Miss Smith told about her state president’s project for the 2017-18 year, which is the preservation of the Blackstock Battlefield. The battlefield is located in Union County off Highway 49 and Blackstock Road. She has three project goals: 1) Help people find the site with directional road signage; 2) Secure the park after hours with a security gate for the access road entrance to the battlefield; 3) Provide education to visitors with an educational kiosk at this important battlefield.

Ag+Art Tour

Mrs. Shields was introduced as the coordinator of the artisans for the Ag+Art Tour to be held in Union County on Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, June 25, from 1-5 p.m. The Ag+Art Tours in South Carolina are the largest in the nation. They began in South Carolina in 2011. This year there are 11 counties participating. This is the third year for Union County.

Mrs. Elise Arrington is the overall coordinator. The tour is coordinated by Clemson Cooperative Extension Service, the Old English District, and the Catawba Farm and Food Coalition.

This year there are 6 tour sites: Fowken Farms, Jackson Farm Garden, Piedmont Physic Garden, Three Horse Milling Company, Union County Farmer’s Market, and Jonesville Veggie Patch.

Auxiliary Sites

There will be auxiliary sites this year. One will be the Carnegie Library, which will have activities for children.

Kickoff Dinner

A kickoff dinner will be held Thursday, June 22 at Main Street Junction. Tickets are $25.

Art Project

One unique event this year will be a community wide art project in which anyone wishing may take part. This will be a mosaic of the Union County Tree Logo picture. The mosaic will be made using glass and other materials. There will be an art contest for students. The winners will be announced at the kickoff dinner.

New Officers

The new officers for the Fair Forrest Chapter NSDAR were installed by Mrs. Jane Owenby, chaplain. They are:

• Regent — Kathleen Read

• Recording and Corresponding Secretary — Margaret McCarley

• Treasurer, Registrar, and Historian — Margie Ruff

• Chaplain and Parliamentarian — Jane Owenby.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned by Margret McCarley.

Photo courtesy of Fair Forest Chapter NSDAR The Fair Forest Chapter NSDAR installed new officers at its May 2 meeting at Grace United Methodist Church. Then new officers are Margie Ruff, Treasurer, Registrar, and Historian; Kathleen Read, Regent; Margaret McCarley, Recording and Corresponding Secretary; Jane Owenby, Chaplain and Parliamentarian.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_1_IMG_1093.jpgPhoto courtesy of Fair Forest Chapter NSDAR The Fair Forest Chapter NSDAR installed new officers at its May 2 meeting at Grace United Methodist Church. Then new officers are Margie Ruff, Treasurer, Registrar, and Historian; Kathleen Read, Regent; Margaret McCarley, Recording and Corresponding Secretary; Jane Owenby, Chaplain and Parliamentarian.

Photo courtesy of Fair Forest Chapter NSDAR The Fair Forest Chapter NSDAR met May 2 at Grace United Methodist Church. The chapter welcomed a new member and three guests. The new member and guests are Elizabeth Davis, new member; Catherine Smith, State President of the Children of the American Revolution; Martha Girz, Miss Smith’s mother; Vickie Shields, member of the planning team for the Union County Ag and Art Tour.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_IMG_1090.jpgPhoto courtesy of Fair Forest Chapter NSDAR The Fair Forest Chapter NSDAR met May 2 at Grace United Methodist Church. The chapter welcomed a new member and three guests. The new member and guests are Elizabeth Davis, new member; Catherine Smith, State President of the Children of the American Revolution; Martha Girz, Miss Smith’s mother; Vickie Shields, member of the planning team for the Union County Ag and Art Tour.
NSDAR installs new officers at May meeting

Staff Report

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