Attending the Newsoms Ruritan 70th birthday celebration were 102 year-old Louise W. Story and daughter Virginia Lee Story. Louise’s late husband, J.C. Story, was a charter member of the club. — SUBMITTED | Armand Jalbert
A grand night of celebration was held at the newly remodeled Newsoms Ruritan Building on Main Street on Oct, 13, 2015. The occasion was the Newsoms Ruritan members held their 70th birthday celebration.
President Edwards gave a brief report on club activities for the year. Roll was called by the secretary Betty Darden, and Bruce Trew handed out his treasurer’s report. John Skeeters gave a brief history of the club and recognized the 30 guests including Holland District Zone 2 Governor Moses Wyche and Mrs. Wyche of Capron. Holland District Lt. Governor and Mrs. Dave Edwards of Prince George were also introduced. He conducted the initiation ceremony for two new members into the club: the Rev. Armand and Naoki Jalbert of Newsoms.
President Edwards gave special recognition to 102-year-old Louise Story, who is the spouse of a charter member, J.C. Story.
The group was entertained with music by Ruritan member John Carter. He included the National Anthem, and he sang an originally composed song about Grayson and Emma’s Garden Spot in Courtland.
The group led by Ruritan member, Wayne Vick, repeated the Pledge of Allegiance to close the special night.