Betty Persons (1922-2010)

Virginia Elizabeth Persons, known to all as “Betty,” our society's 2005 Most Distinguished Pilgrim Award winner and long-time board member and Social Events Committee chair, died November 27, 2010.

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SMDPA Donates To Mengle Memorial Library

At its April meeting the Board of Assistants of SMDPA voted unanimously to donate the series of books known as the “Five Generations Project Publications” to the Mengle Memorial Library, Brockway.

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Project Preserves SMDPA Records

Some time ago, the SMDPA Board was shown the original membership ledger. It was in bad condition although it had previously been restored. It was judged that no further treatment would be possible. The book was fragile, and further routine handling of it was not suggested. It was determined that it had to be copied, preserved and the data put in a readily accessible form.

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The Vrouwekerk – Now and Then

Some symbols – even when they exist as partial remains of an old church in the Dutch city of Leiden – may be considered by some as having no special value and just as it appears – an old ruin. To others it is a heritage, a place where ancestors walked, worshiped, shaped our lives and our ideals. This symbol is the Vrouwekerk!

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