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Courtesy of Cooney Ricketts Chapter 2726 Standing left to right: Jean Hatfield, Camille Keller, Renee’ Spence, Roberta Casey, Ethel Elkins, Teri Carr, Dee McComas, Easter Miller, Charlene Honaker, Gwen Bevins, Lavonne Roberts, Dovie Dunn, Shirley Gilkeson Sitting left to right: Billie Johnson, Barbara Wallace, Marilyn Coleman, Charles Whitt, Linda Whaley, Virginia Ellis, Angela Dillion

The Herald-Dispatch

MILTON - The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Albert Gallatin Jenkins District, held its annual meeting at the Milton VFW Post 9796, on Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m.

The annual meeting was hosted by the District's newest chapter, Cooney Ricketts 2726 of Milton, West Virginia.

This year all four District chapters were represented which included Chapter 150 of Huntington and Chapter 151 of Charleston, these two chapters are two of the oldest in West Virginia. The other two representing chapters included Border Rangers Chapter 2580, established in the 1990's and Cooney Ricketts chapter 2726, one of the newest chapters in West Virginia as it is less than one year old.

Mrs. Linda Whaley from Chapter 150 and the Division State President was in attendance. She gave a speech about the duty in promoting the good works in which UDC is engaged in, and to encourage the group to reach out even more to their local communities.

The theme at the meeting was a Southern BBQ, as the meeting room was decorated with magnolias. The lunch was pork and beef BBQ with bake beans, coleslaw, chips and peach cobbler for dessert. Drinks served were lemonade and sweet tea.

The guest speaker was Colonel Charles Dahnmon Whitt, a well known local author and Civil War historian. Colonel Whitt presented a discussion about flags.

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