Guest speaker Lennie Rhys provided interesting facts about the U.S. Constitution to the John James Audubon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Sept. 16 at the Bluebonnet Branch Library.
Among the facts were that the only two presidents to sign the constitution were James Madison and George Washington; the word “democracy” does not appear in the constitution; and “Pennsylvania” was misspelled in the document.
Regent Geraldine Ryder spoke on “Veterans — Not ‘Reality Show Stars’ — Are True American Idols.” Essie Mongeau gave out copies of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
Meeting hostesses were Shirley Newsham, Lynda Normand, Lucy Bailey, Carole Gloger and Mongeau.
Connors receive Hurst Family of Month Award
Mike and Jackie Connors were named the September Family of the Month by Father Maynard Hurst Knights of Columbus Council 9016 on Oct. 10.
They serve the council and St. Louis King of France Church by working parish youth and are helping plan the upcoming parish fair. Mike coaches and works with sports for the parish.
The Rev. Charles Chukwuani was named the September Knight of the Month for his service as a chaplain for Baton Rouge General Hospital.
Beauty conference provides guidance
At the “Fall N2 Beauty” conference on Oct. 5, girls, women and teens were educated on the importance of hygiene, beauty, nutrition and self esteem. The conference was held at New Gideon Baptist Church.
Jessica Johnson, CEO of Jess’ Bra Closet, helped 23 women and girls get measured for the right bra. Jess’ Bra Closet provides free, quality undergarments through community support and outreach.
Compiled by George Morris
Advocate staff writer
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