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Betty Persons (1922-2010)

Virginia Elizabeth Persons, known to all as “Betty,” our society's 2005 Most Distinguished Pilgrim Award winner and long-time board member and Social Events Committee chair, died November 27, 2010.

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Thanksgiving 2010

Non-perishable foods for the needy were brought before the altar by several of our SMDPA members to be donated to Birdsboro Food Pantry at New Baptist Church in Birdsboro as well as the monetary offering collected. In addition, the parish also received the anonymously funded annual “Governor Winchell Carroll Fund” check for $1,000. After the Church Service, sixty-three members and guests attended a very delicious and well-prepared turkey dinner at the French Creek Golf Club, Elverson, PA. The presentation of the John M. Hunt, Jr. Distinguished Pilgrim Award to be given to our Immediate Past SMDPA Governor and long-time Community Relations Committee Chair, Winchell S. Carroll, was postponed until our Annual Meeting, January 29, 2011.

SMDPA Donates To Mengle Memorial Library

At its April meeting the Board of Assistants of SMDPA voted unanimously to donate the series of books known as the “Five Generations Project Publications” to the Mengle Memorial Library, Brockway.

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Project Preserves SMDPA Records

Some time ago, the SMDPA Board was shown the original membership ledger. It was in bad condition although it had previously been restored. It was judged that no further treatment would be possible. The book was fragile, and further routine handling of it was not suggested. It was determined that it had to be copied, preserved and the data put in a readily accessible form.

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