Riverview Cemetery Graves

Graves in Riverview Cemetery.

LOUISIANA – Members of  Pike County chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will assist in digitizing information for Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana. Cindy Blaylock, chair of the Cemetery Improvement project, presented the work done by Charity Lesley in listing all those interred in the cemetery by location. The members will research and add the birth and death dates for each name listed using Lesley’s information.

Chapter Regent Marilyn Johnson called the Wednesday, June 19 meeting to order at 4 p.m. and led the opening ritual. The minutes were presented by Secretary Beverly Cogar and Sandy Orf gave the treasurer’s report. Registrar Anne Keller will  be attending Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., as a representative of the chapter.

Orf attended the Memorial Day ceremony held at the American Legion Post and presented a wreath from the chapter honoring all veterans. Johnson and Chaplain Lois Stark attended the June 14 Flag Day luncheon hosted by the Susannah Randolph Chapter in Vandalia. A very interesting program on the past and current brick plants in this area was presented, along with a display of photos and articles about the plants. Special guests were MSSDAR Treasurer Mary Bess Green of Columbia and MSSDAR Corresponding Secretary Pat Hale of Owensville, Mo.

Plans for the fall and spring semesters of Junior Achievement to be taught by members to eigth graders at Louisiana Middle School were given by Chair Liz Wallace. All agreed the theme “It’s My Future” was excellent.

Wallace served refreshments. There will be no regular meetings during July and August. A special meeting will be called to prepare programs for the coming year and the first regular meeting of the 2019-2020 chapter year will be Sept. 4.

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