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Alpha Beta holds annual Christmas Tea

OSTERBURG — On Dec. 5, the Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society held its annual Christmas Tea at Slick’s Ivy Stone Restaurant in Osterburg.

Members of the Hospitality Committee served finger foods and cookies at the conclusion of the business meeting led by President Becky Johnen. She led the group in a discussion about increasing the chapter’s use of social media.

Lois Stoner, Ways and Means Committee Chair, reported that the Pizza Hut fundraiser earned $159.29 toward chapter projects. The committee also held a raffle during the meeting that raised $469.

Melissa Flynn, membership chair, recognized milestones in membership by presenting Angie Gates with a five-year certificate and Patricia Harrison and Royce Boyd with 25-year certificates.

Linda Clapper, projects chair, reported that the fleece blanket project will be expanded to include the Village at Morrisons Cove in Martinsburg. To date, 16 fleece blankets have been donated to Your Safe Haven and 24 have gone to Bedford County Children and Youth, to whom the chapter will be donating socks needed by the children through their project Operation Toasty Tootsies. In its ongoing support of the Jubilani School in Africa, Alpha Beta donated another $386, allowing their donations this fall to feed the students there for at least 10 months.

Linda McIntyre reported that eight women have requested applications for the Grant-in-Aid Scholarship that will be awarded to an education student at the next meeting.

Patty Valentine and Judy Conrad demonstrated how to make a paper candy cane and distributed materials on the origin and meaning of the candy cane as a symbol of the Christmas season.

The next meeting is scheduled for March 25 at Slick’s Ivy Stone Restaurant.

Salvation Army to hold soup sale

CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg Unit of Salvation Army will hold a soup sale on Jan. 9 with eight types of soup. It will be by pre-orders only.

The public can order by calling 239-5900 with type of soup and amount of each, name and phone number. Quantities are limited.

This is being done to help raise money since bell ringing will not be done on a regular basis due to safety concerns.

Holliday chapter holds virtual meeting

The Adam Holliday Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held a virtual meeting on Dec. 5.

Aiden Klee, PA Children of the American Revolution (CAR) state president, talked about the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years War.

In addition, Klee provided information regarding the current state CAR project which is to raise funds to assist in staging re-enactments at Fort Ligonier. The chapter voted to make a monetary donation to the project. Klee said the nearest active CAR chapter is in State College.

The chapter welcomed Mariel Supenia who was installed as a new member.

Jean Sinal was installed as chapter librarian. Sinal announced plans to start a monthly Book Club in 2021 at the suggestion of NSDAR Librarian General Cynthia Sweeney, who is interested in keeping members involved during these unprecedented times.

Books chosen must be nonfiction, dealing with the time periods from Colonial to Federalist. This year’s books are focused on the women of that time frame. The January book will be “Abigail Adams: A Life” by Woody Holton.

Regent Michelle Shank requested committee chairs submit end-of-the year chapter achievement reports and volunteer hours before the end of December for the Chapter Master Report.

No meetings will be held in January and February. Any woman 18 years of age who can prove lineal descent from a patriot who served in the Revolutionary War or gave aid to American Colonists during the Revolution is eligible for membership in DAR. For more information visit http://pssdar.org/chapter_sites/adamholliday.php.

Area clubs and nonprofits can email articles and photos to community@altoonamirror.com. For more information, call Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, at 946-7459.

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