Nightingale Chapter to help with quilts for children with cancer
Eastern Star chapters across the state of Missouri will be making quilts and pillowcases for children being treated for cancer in many different area hospitals.
Nightingale Chapter will participate in the 10th District’s work day on Saturday, April 5 in Warrenton when members will bring sewing machines and fabric to work on making the needed items. The chapter donated $100 to purchase fabric, thread, etc.
Worthy Matron Kathy Waite presided at the Feb. 10 meeting held at the Masonic Temple in Louisiana when the charity project details were presented to the members.
The chapter will assist with the annual Pancake Day to be held at the Temple on Feb. 22 and sponsored with Perseverance Lodge No. 92. Tickets remain the same cost as last year and will be available from all members of the chapter and lodge. Money raised will go toward recent temple improvements including the installation of two new furnaces for the chapter/lodge meeting room on the second floor.
The charter was draped in memory of Ada Belle Ricks of Elsberry, formerly of the Silex chapter, who was an Eastern Star member for 63 years. A Resolution of Respect will be sent to her family. Haines Moss was installed as worthy patron for 2014. He was unable to attend the December installation ceremony.
The official inspection for the district was held Jan. 17 at Grace Chapter in Warrenton and a letter of appreciation for attendance and support was received from Ann Wilson of Danville, District deputy grand matron of the 10th District. She requested that her official visit to the chapter be on Monday, April 14.
Marilyn Johnson served refreshments. The next meeting of the chapter will be on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Temple.