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Marietta SAR, Blennerhassett DAR hold holiday luncheon

From left, members of the WVU Mountaineer Drum and Fife Corps, Haley Miller, Nathan Wilson, Cable Iaz, Jonah Hager, Logan Kersmorki, Hanah Lynch, Robert Shamblin, Chris Little, Abbagail Adeniach. (Photo Provided)

VIENNA — The Marietta Chapter SAR, Capt. James Neal SAR, Blennerhassett Chapter DAR, James Wood Chapter DAR and Marietta Chapter DAR met Dec. 5 at the Parkersburg Country Club for their annual holiday luncheon.

Ted Cox, president of the Capt. James Neal SAR, delivered the welcome. Chaplain Phil Thomas, Capt. James Neal SAR, gave the invocation. The SAR Color Guard conducted the presentation of colors. Rick Cox led the pledge of allegiance. Bob Fish, Capt. James Neal SAR, led the SAR opening pledge. Mary Ellen Hunt and Cathy Hinkle, regent and vice-regent, respectively, Blennerhassett DAR, led the DAR opening ritual.

After lunch, greetings were brought from Troy Bailey, president OHSSAR and Jesse Moore, NSSAR Central VPG.

Entertainment was from the West Virginia University Drum and Fife Corps under the direction of George R. Willis. It is a for-credit course that teaches the music behind American history.

Installation of officers was held by the SAR.

Members of the James Wood Chapter, from left, are Sandra Cowell, Ruth Callihan, Luis Ruf, Karlyn Lowers, Dina Braniff, Julia Hoffman, and Regent Jane Richards. Seated, Frances Sharp and Cynthia Buskirk. (Photo Provided)

The SAR Color Gaurd retired the colors. Don Brown, VP James Neal SAR, led the SAR closing and Bob Grumbling, Chaplain, PASSAR led the benediction.

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