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State Rebekah president visits three local lodges

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Photo submitted The state Rebekah president was warmly welcomed by members of Elberta #106 and Katherine #65. Earlier in the day she visited the Montrose lodge.

On April 28, the state Rebekah president Linda Blancett visited Montrose #31, Elberta #106 and Katherine #65. The day started with a lasagna lunch at Montrose #31 at noon. The meeting started at 1:15 p.m., with 19 members from District 28 present. Noble grand Evon Carpenter officiated the meeting. The visiting dignitaries were introduced and honored. Montrose #31 gave the president a money tree pine cone and the coin march went to her project. The president then spoke about her program, projects and Rebekah protocol. She gave a certificate of appreciation to Montrose #31 and an award to district deputy grand master Bob Millard. Lodge was closed in form and pictures were taken. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon.

Elberta #106 and Katherine #65 started out the evening with a dinner of salads and chicken. Dolly Wilson made cupcakes of red, white and blue for dessert. Decorations of red, white and blue streamers, Raggedy Anns, geraniums and busy bees were everywhere. Lodge was opened in form at 7 p.m. with noble grand Bonnie Pipe officiating. Elberta #106 had 16 members present with 11 visitors from District 28, for a total of 27 present. Visiting dignitaries were introduced and honored.

Elberta #106 presented the president with a Raggedy Andy and a red and white geranium with a card and green bills. Myrna Bertram presented her with a miniature pair of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy dolls. Each were about two inches tall. Myrna and Linda are longtime friends and were in the same lodge years back.

Katherine #65 then presented her with a card and green bills. Elberta #106 and Katherine #65 then balloted on Miss Raggedy Ann. Elberta #106 performed a rededication ceremony and the renewing of our obligation to Rebekahs. A coin march was held and given to the president's project.

Under the good of the order, Sonny Carpenter is having his 80th birthday. Rest stop schedules were passed out. Noble grand Bonnie Pope thanked everyone for coming and thanked those who filled empty chairs. A very special thank you to each member of Elberta #106 for all their help in getting ready for the president. The evening turned out great.

The president then spoke about her program, projects and Rebekah protocol. She thanked the lodges for everything and gave Elberta #106 and Katherine #65 appreciation awards.

Lodge was closed in form with a regalia march and friendship circle. Pictures were taken and everyone departed for home.

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