July 14, 2012
Audubon DAR notes longtime member
The John James Audubon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met May 21 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library. Registrar Betty Jo Snellgrove presented a 25-year membership certificate to Minnie E. Ratliff Mize.
Chaplain Lynda Normand led a memorial service for five deceased members: Ruth Lamont, Carrie Landry, Hope Williams, Bettie Womack and Carrie Zietz. Several family members were in attendance. Chapter members gave personal remembrances.
Hostesses were Betty Lou Kraft Mixon and Amy Gail Allen.
On Memorial Day, chapter members held a memorial service at Highland Cemetery along with Sons of the American Revolution to remember patriots buried there. Later that evening, members gave away small American flags at the Memorial Day band concert on the steps of the State Capitol.
PURL Fashion Camp held for youngsters
The PURL Fashion Camp, an enrichment course in sewing and fashion skills designed to instill a passion for sewing, was held in early June in Baton Rouge. The workshop was created to open horizons, enhance character and confidence, along with team building and lifelong skills.
Ann Tillage, founder of PURL Los Angeles, directed the camp, assisted by wardrobe stylist Candra-Eloise Burges and volunteers. The class consisted of girls ages 7-17 from underserved communities of modest income families.
Raising Canes provided lunch. Participants used sewing machines by All Brands Sewing. LaCare Louisiana and other donors provided fabric, sewing notions and other materials. Photographs were distributed by Jerrold Oatis Photography.
The camp will occur every quarter with mini-camps throughout the year. For information, email email@example.com.
The “Club News” column runs every Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday as needed, in The Advocate. Items and photographs should be submitted to “Club News,” Advocate People section, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Events should be submitted in a timely fashion. Photos may not include more than 10 people and will be used on a once-a-month per organization basis. Photos will be returned if stamped, self-addressed envelopes are provided. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.