Preston Trail NSDAR

Preston Trail NSDAR

POTTSBORO — The Preston Trail Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro. Regent Lisa Lettie will conduct the session which will be open to women age 18 and older who are interested in learning about the NSDAR.

Guest speaker will be Michael J. Radcliff who will perform a George Mason re-enactment in period costume. Radcliff is a member of the Sons of the American Revoultion, Plano Chapter #37.

Following the program, a business meeting will be held. Members will be collecting items for veterans of the Bonham VA Hospital. Donations will also be taken for the group’s adopted United States Marines, Sgt. Angela Gonzalez and her platoon and 2nd Liet. Bryan Green and his platoon, all serving in Afghanistan.

Lettie will announce plans for the 2014 fundraiser to be held in April.

Membership is open to any woman who can trace her lineage back to a family member who either fought in or gave aid to the American Revolution. Trained genealogist volunteers are available, free of charge, to assist in lineage research. For more information, call Lettie at 817-360-6830.

Gamma Zeta Chapter, ESA

Fourteen members of the Gamma Zeta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha recently met at Grayson College’s culinary arts building. Lyndia Dennard led the opening ritual and Mary Jackson gave the blessing, called roll and read minutes of the September meeting.

Rusty Weatherly, the college’s culinary arts director, discussed the program, noting that there are 133 students in this year’s program versus 55 students last year. Nineteen of the students will graduate this year from the two-year program. He explained that the students cook and serve a three-course meal on Wednesdays and Fridays for $10 per person. Every other Tuesday, they serve a buffet for $5 per person, as well as cook for various functoins. Weatherly also introduced several of his staff members and students. The students then served the members a meal and gave them a tour of the facility.

Jane Cantrell discussed the annual nut sale, reminding members that orders must be turned in by Oct. 21.

Linda Sullivan read the birthday and anniversary list and passed the "brag jar."

Texanna Norman announced that the next meeting will be at the home of Betty Almond.