Williams Receives Membership Certificate

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T.R. Thomasson 2471 of Andalusia welcomed the Chapter’s newest member at their May meeting at the city’s Three Notch Museum. Amanda Hutcheson Williams joined the UDC on the service of Wilson Mills, Company D, 10th Regiment, Confederate Cavalry, CSA.

 

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Ancestor’s Grave Marked by Members

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Confederate Memorial Day

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2015 District Meeting Held in Dothan

Pictured with Division President Linda Edwards are Chapter members Eleanor Williamson, Brandi Evans, Tammie Evans, and Brenda Howard.

Pictured with Division President Linda Edwards are Chapter members Eleanor Williamson, Brandi Evans, Tammie Evans, and Brenda Howard.

The Gen. Henry D. Clayton District Meeting was held in Dothan on February 28, 2015, and hosted by General William C. Oates 1342. District Director Tammie Evans presided.  After the obligatory District business, Miss Ann King gave a presentation about the Division Flag Project, and Mr. David Hogg, a local lawyer and genealogist, showed the assembly how to find historical records in law libraries that can aide your genealogical searches.  More than 40 were in attendance with five Division officers and several Division committee chairmen who shared helpful information about their offices. Next year’s meeting will be held in Enterprise by Gen. Edmond Winchester Rucker 2534.

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Local Students Receive Jefferson Davis Historical Silver Medals

Four students from Straughn Elementary School each received the Jefferson Davis Historical Silver Medal from Division Third Vice President Tammie Evans who presented them on behalf of the Division. These students were sponsored in the Division essay contest by the Andalusia Chapter, Thomas Randolph Thomasson 2471. Pictured with their families are honorees Lana Jordan, Riley Brooks, Sara Grace Dye, and Austin Harris. More than 50 UDC, SCV, and guests were in attendance for the special event, which was part of the annual Lee/Jackson Banquet held January 20, 2015, at Andalusia Public Library.

Four students from Straughn Elementary School each received the Jefferson Davis Historical Silver Medal from Division Third Vice President Tammie Evans who presented them on behalf of the Division. These students were sponsored in the Division essay contest by the Andalusia Chapter, Thomas Randolph Thomasson 2471. Pictured with their families are honorees Lana Jordan, Riley Brooks, Sara Grace Dye, and Austin Harris. More than 50 UDC, SCV, and guests were in attendance for the special event, which was part of the annual Lee/Jackson Banquet held January 20, 2015, at Andalusia Public Library.

 

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Alabama Division Winter Board

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Division Winter Board was held at the Montgomery Country Club on Saturday, January 17, 2015, and three members of the Andalusia Chapter were in attendance: Linda Castleberry, Tammie Evans, and Brandi Evans.

 

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Chapter Members Attend CofC’s “Christmas in the South” Event

Placing of the Wreath at Confederate Memorial Cemetery – SCV Division Commander Gary Carlyle, CofC Vice President Haileigh Himes, UDC Division Corresponding Secretary Glendora James, CofC 2VP Molly Griffin, CofC Recording Secretary Hannah Appleton, CofC member Evan Gillespie, CofC President John Appleton, CofC Director/UDC 3VP Tammie Evans, UDC Division President Linda Edwards, and UDC Recording Secretary Brandi Evans.

Placing of the Wreath at Confederate Memorial Cemetery – SCV Division Commander Gary Carlyle, CofC Vice President Haileigh Himes, UDC Division Corresponding Secretary Glendora James, CofC 2VP Molly Griffin, CofC Recording Secretary Hannah Appleton, CofC member Evan Gillespie, CofC President John Appleton, CofC Director/UDC 3VP Tammie Evans, UDC Division President Linda Edwards, and UDC Recording Secretary Brandi Evans.

Fifty members of the CofC, UDC, SCV, and guests shared in the CofC’s annual Christmas in the South program at Confederate Memorial Park in Mountain Creek on December 6, 2014. After Cradle of the Confederacy Camp 692 of the SCV posted the colors, CofC Chaplain Bailey Griffin led the invocation. Salutes were led by CofC members Molly Griffin, Evan Gillespie, Hannah Appleton, and Haileigh Himes; UDC Vice President Linda Haynes led the assembly in the songs. CofC President John Appleton welcomed all, and greetings were brought from the UDC by Division President Linda Edwards and from the SCV by Division Commander Gary Carlyle. After the introductions of UDC life president, ex Division presidents, UDC officers, CofC Chapter directors, and past CofC directors, there was a roll call of CofC Chapters.

Santa Claus presents traditional gifts to the children.

Santa Claus presents traditional gifts to the children.

The Christmas program began with CofC 2VP Molly Griffin reading “Angels Among Us” and the assembly placing ornaments on the Christmas tree. Next, the children presented a group reading of General Lee and Santa Claus with Gary Carlyle playing the role of General Lee. Everyone was surprised with a visit from Santa Claus himself. The assembly then joined in with the singing of Silent Night, Away in a Manger, and Christmas in Dixie. Bailey Griffin closed the program with a benediction, and everyone joined hands for Blest Be the Tie that Binds. After the placing of the wreath at the cemetery, everyone enjoyed food and fellowship.

Cradle of the Confederacy Camp 692 of the SCV participated in the annual event.

Cradle of the Confederacy Camp 692 of the SCV participated in the annual event.

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