A contest was held for the best picture of a lighthouse was held. Members were awarded blue and red ribbons, certificates of participation and prizes for their pictures. Members were Bethany and Benjamin Edwards of Garner and Gracie and Allie Hicks of Clayton. Members learned about the lighthouses in North Carolina and donated loose change for the National CAR project of the Morris Lighthouse in Charleston, S.C.
The North Carolina State President's project is Rehabilitation of Animals at the North Carolina Zoo. Members adopted a box turtle and sent a donation of $30.00 to the Zoo. This will provide medication needed to treat a turtle with an ear infection that is a common illness among rescued turtles. They also purchased buttons for a dollar with Preserve America's Future and an Owl. This money also goes to the Zoo for the animals. Orders were taken for "Barney" a plush Gray Horned Owl" $20 each. Profits from sale of these stuffed animal owls will also benefit the State Zoo project.
Pencils, sharpeners and erasers were donated to the Rand's Mill Kindergarten in Garner for their "Kids Helping Kid's Project."
For their conservation project, paper cups and napkins were used for refreshments. The aluminum drink cans were collected to recycle. Parents were asked to use the "Green Solutions" tote bags for sale at the Grocery Stores to discourage the use of plastic bags.
Meetings are held monthly at the Powhatan Baptist Church in Clayton on Sunday afternoons. Any child under the age of twenty-one is eligible for membership who is lineally descended from a man or woman who, rendered material aid or fought in the Revolutionary War. For more information contact Mrs. Lynne Belvin at 919-772-6899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.