Lawrence Branch NAACP will present its Real Men Cook Men vs. Women from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Union Pacific Train Depot, 402 N. Second St. Proceeds will go to the Lawrence Branch NAACP scholarship fund benefiting area high schoolers. Tickets are $10. For more information, contact Ursula Minor at 749-1712 or firstname.lastname@example.org (please put “Real Men Cook” in the subject line) or Marian Brown at 842-3348.
The Betty Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met May 21 at the Alvamar Country Club. After the DAR ritual and flag salute, Melodee Wallace did roll call and introduced guests. Afterward, the flag minute, the president general’s message and the national defense report were read. Officer and committee reports were given. The USS Bainbridge received the Valentine cards from Melinda Barton’s second-grade class at Wakarusa Valley School. Annie Merriam, the patriotic chairwomen, announced she will send off Fourth of July cards and candy in early June. The holiday cards were made by the students in Barton’s second-grade class and Cub Scouts at Wakarusa Valley. Merriam will be sending five boxes of miscellaneous goods with the cards. It was also announced the American Legion will have their Shrimp Boil Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Post No. 14, 3408 W. Sixth St. Some members volunteered to help serve the shrimp. Shari Johnson, Stacy Cope and Deana Sage will travel to Washington, D.C., from June 28 to July 3 for the National DAR Continental Congress. The chapter’s annual picnic will be July 10 at Shari Johnson’s home. The chapter received many awards from the State DAR, and many personal awards from the chapter were handed out. Lea Marett from Prairie Park School read the essay she wrote for the DAR America history contest. For more information, contact Johnson at 843-6199 or Wallace at 887-6833.