Auxiliary luncheon fetes participants to Girl’s State

Caf’ at the Depot was the scene for a luncheon honoring Girl’s State participants Adele Richardson and Tara Simpson on June 11. Louise Long, Girl’s State chairman for the Howard Kilmer Unit 510 of the American Legion Auxiliary, was hostess for the event. Mrs. Long presented a short program on the American flag and patriotism. She shared this statement made by Samuel Adams in a speech at the Philadelphia State House on Aug. 2, 1776: “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” She also asked Auxiliary members to share what the American flag meant to them. Adele and Tara, both seniors at Rochelle High School, are representing McCulloch County at Girl’s State this week at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin. Girl’s State is a practical application of Americanism and good citizenship. The entire program is a non-partisan, non-political attempt to teach and inculcate in the youth of America a love of God and Country. Adele is the daughter of Jack and Madeline Richardson of Rochelle, and Tara is the daughter of Keith and Donna Simpson, also of Rochelle. In attendance at the luncheon were the girls’ mothers, and auxiliary members, Sadie Cawyer, Peggy Ross, Fay Knutson, Ora Nell Cavin, Juanita Kinczel, Janet Harlow, June Long, Sarita Cox, Wynell Chesney, Louise Long and junior members, Jill Hepburn and Jordan Tarver.

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