Williams Museum holds Veterans Day festivities

The Odell S. Williams Now and Then African-American History Museum held its Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11.

Bryan Babin and retired Army Lt. Col. Harry Johnson provided music. Rabbi Barry Weinstein gave the opening prayer and Marjorie Green welcomed the guests. The Rev. Constance Saizon was mistress of ceremony. Kim Knight was the speaker. Those attending received a ribbon pin and a small flag.

Participants marched past large U.S. flags that were flown over the U.S. Capitol and provided by Sen. Mary Landrieu, and continued down the Historical Walking Trail under Interstate 10 while viewing art on the support columns.

Attorney Johnnie Jones, an Army veteran and civil rights litigator, received a flag recognizing his services to humanity.

Mu Zeta treats seniors to Thanksgiving dinner

Mu Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority held its annual senior citizens Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 25 at the sorority house, which was decorated in harvest colors.

Shirley Turner and Desri’e S. George provided music. President Melba Wilson greeted attendees. The Rev. Irma Edwards, of Greater Morning Star Baptist Church, gave a meditation. Yvonne Hull, librarian at the Jones Creek Branch Library, spoke.

More than 100 senior citizens attended from the Scotlandville area. Attorney Pamela Moran from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services spoke about elder care.

Zenobia Harbor was chairwoman and Mildred Lewis was co-chair. Other committee members were Ada Allen, Julia Carnes, Colleen Collins, Cora Collins-Smith, Delores Converse, Mable Emery, Margaret Gordon, Brenda K. Green, Pam Brue-Johnson, Nikki Jones, Sadie Kay, Ramona Laws, Mazie Malveaux, Betty Munson, Geraldine Simms, Gay Square, Fannie Terrell, Shirley Turner and Della Blount-Warner.

Red Stick Ex-POWs hold Christmas meeting

The Red Stick Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War held a Christmas-themed meeting Dec. 2 at Hollywood Casino.

Commander Beth Dawson introduced a Christmas-oriented ABC, trivia and math games. World War II veteran Calvin Carter led Christmas songs. Johnnie Mosby, Billy Heroman, Marion Bahlinger and Calvin Carter told about their experiences of being a POW at Christmas. Heroman and Bahlinger told about fighting at the Battle of the Bulge a week before Christmas. Betty Abadie shared stories that her deceased husband, Jack Abadie, told her years ago. Linda Alderman told stories that her Uncle Chuck had shared. Members exchanged Christmas ornaments.

The next meeting will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Hollywood Casino.

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