The local William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas chapter donates $2,000 to the Republic of Texas History Center Project
August 8, 2018 - The William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas recently hosted the DRT District IV Workshop which included 22 different chapters and 1 at large member.
Over one hundred members from Center, Crockett, Hemphill, Jasper, Livingston, Longview, Lufkin, Mabank, Nacogdoches, Palestine, San Augustine and Tyler attended the meeting held in the Center High School Cafetorium. The weekend began Friday afternoon with tours of the historic Shelby County Courthouse, the First Ladies in Texas Building on the Courthouse Square and the Center Sanitarium, established in 1928 in an old Victorian style home built in the 1870s. The group met for dinner at Sombreros Restaurant for an evening of food, friendship and fun.
City of Center Mayor David Chadwick welcomes the DRT members to Center.
The business session began Saturday morning with a welcome from Center Mayor David Chadwick. Reports and updates on DRT business were given by the State Board of Management and Committee Chairs. Informational breakout sessions for Chapter officers were then held while the remainder of the group enjoyed time for more shopping at the sales tables. Following the morning business sessions, lunch was served. The lunch was prepared by the Center High School Culinary Arts Class, under the direction of Jennifer Fausett. After lunch the group enjoyed a special music program by Victoria Ford Allen and John Austin Ford. The William Carroll Crawford Chapter then presented a check to President General Barbara Stephens to go to Republic of Texas History Complex and Headquarters Building, to be built in Austin.
The lunch was prepared by the Center High School Culinary Arts Class, under the direction of Jennifer Fausett.
The Workshop concluded with the presentation of twenty five and fifty year member pins, door prize drawings, an invitation to the 2019 Workshop in Crockett and the singing of the Texas state son, “Texas, Our Texas.”
Attending from the William Carroll Crawford Chapter: President Judy Lee, Vice-president Gina Ferren, Treasurer Merle Howard, Chaplain Fay Eddins, Registrar Maggie Casto, Historians Barbara McClellan and Gail Sholar and Parliamentarian Elizabeth Pate. Other chapter members attending were Alease Copelin, Vickie Martin, JJ Ford, Victoria Allen, Sue Gardner, Nancy Keeling Stephens, Carol Looney, Bonnie Dorman, Janice Butler, and John Austin Ford, representing the JJE Gibson Children of the Republic of Texas Chapter.