WNJ Auxiliary

WNJ Auxiliary

The Wilson N. Jones (WNJ) Auxiliary will hold a pre-holiday bake sale on Nov. 22. The sale begins at 7 a.m. and will be in the Boyd Room near cafeteria at Texas Health Presbyterian-WNJ Hospital. The public is encouraged to attend.

Available will be homemade cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, breads of all types, candy, trail mix, sugar-free items and much more. Proceeds will be used by the auxiliary to fund future hospital equipment/project needs.

For more information, contact Ann Miller at 903-891-3576 or Nora Farley at 903-892-6674.

Preston Trail NSDAR

POTTSBORO — Project Patriot will be the program topic when the Preston Trail Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) meets on Nov. 21. The session will be at Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro and conducted by Regent Lisa Lettie. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. at the cost of $10 per person.

Speaking on the DAR Project Patriot will be Dottie Wainwright. She is the state vice chairwoman, District 5 of public relations and media and the state vice chair advisor for Project Patriot. The DAR Project Patriot is the official DAR committee supporting America’s service personnel in current conflicts abroad. The project started after Sept. 11, 2001 when the NSDAR coordinated with the Department of the Navy to sponsor the crew of an aircraft carrier. In February of 2002, the U.S.S. John C. Stennis (CVN 74) was assigned by the Department of Defense to the NSDAR for sponsorship. When the Stennis was dry-docked, the committee’s efforts were redirected. Project Patriot began supporting the wounded active duty military personnel at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. NSDAR members have provided more than 23,000 phone cards, more than 50,000 holiday cards, hundreds of coats and other clothing items, thousands of personal care items, and $40,000 in cash to aid wounded warriors at Landstuhl and other military medical centers, as well as to military personnel serving at locations throughout the world.

Following Wainwright’s program, a business meeting will be held. Members are collecting items for veterans at the Bonham VA Hospital and donations will be taken for the group’s "adopted" United States marines, Sgt. Angela Gonzalez and 2nd Lt. Bryan Green, and their platoons, all serving in Afghanistan.

Women ages 18 and older who are interested in learning about the NSDAR are welcomed to attend the meeting. 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 to help, free of charge. For more information, call Lettie at 817-360-6830.

Fannin County Democratic Women

BONHAM — Bill Brannon was the guest speaker at the October meeting of the Fannin County Texas Democratic Women.

Brannon is a senior advisor to the Texas Democratic Party. He spoke on the efforts to register new Democrats in Fannin County and to energize party member.

During a business session, officers for the new year were elected. Leading the group will be: Jane Alvizo, president; Doris McCullough, first vice president; Jo Gilbreath, second vice president; Judy Teller, third vice president; Barbara Oliver, recording secretary; Ruth Ann Moore, treasurer; Helen Chesire, parliamentarian; Emily Austin, reporter/historian/ and June Flowers, chaplain.

By-laws were amended to change the organization’s name from the Democratic Women of Fannin County to the Fannin County Texas Democratic Women. Club members voted to join the Texas Democratic Women.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 in the Elizabeth May room of the American Bank building in Bonham. Members will be holding a no-bake bake sale at that time and need donations.

Anyone interested in supporting the Democratic Party is encouraged to attend the group’s meetings and share ideas.