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Friday, December 30, 2016

Lord Craven Chapter Meeting is February 18, 2017

President Ruth-Anne Bolz modeling a dress that might have been worn in Colonial Times.

The Lord Craven Chapter of Colonial Dames will hold their February 18, 2017 meeting at The Carolina BBQ on 1602 S College Road in Wilmington, NC at 11:30. The guest speaker is Jeff Holcomb, who will speak about "Education during the Colonial Times." Our Colonial Dames State President, Julia Floyd will be attending the meeting. 

Photo of a variety of toys that Colonial children might play with. Information  taken by Colonial Dames member Phyllis Wilson.

This is a photo of a house the a colonist lived in during the early 1700's.
L to R:   Martha Koletar, Colonial Dames members Phyllis Wilson and Kathy Miller having a spot of tea at the local tea house in Southport, NC. This is possibly what Colonial ladies might do during the day. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sir Walter Raleigh Chapter Will Mark William Courtney's Yellow House

President Bolz reported that the Sir Walter Raleigh Chapter will mark William Courtney’s Yellow House on April 20, 217.  This is the house that Peggy Troxell now owns.  Anyone wanting to attend should put this on their calendar and check with Mrs. Bolz concerning transportation.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Wreaths Accross America on December 17, 2016

We are all looking forward to Wreaths Across America on December 17th. Come at 10:00 am-12:00. The ceremony will begin then. Help will be needed to place wreaths on the graves. If you have any questions about the program contact, Fran Carlsen, our Wreaths Across America chair. You can e-mail her at darfran@earthlink/net.

Friday, December 9, 2016

November 19th Lord Craven Meeting

                      Guest speaker Ann Hutteman and President Ruth-Anne Bolz

The Lord Craven Chapter of Colonial Dames held their November 19, 2016 meeting at The Carolina BBQ on 1602 S College Road in Wilmington, NC at 11:30. The guest speaker Ann Hutteman did a wonderful program on “Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington, NC.”

Kitsey Lackey, Martha Blacher and Fran Carlsen look through all the hand made hats, pin cushions, made by pending member Marianne Grant. She donates part of the sales to our Lord Craven Chapter.
One of our new members, Susan De Goote made this necklace to be raffled off and guess who won it, yes, our own Ruth-Anne Bolz.

This book is available to those interested in the Huguenot Society. Contact Carol Jutte if you would like to purchase one.  Her e-mail address is

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wreaths Across America Deadline is November 25, 2016

You can order a wreath on line for Wreaths Across America or mail a check if you have a form. Be sure to make out the check to Wreaths Across America. The deadline to order all wreaths is November 25th. We don’t have much time, but if you are a last minute person the on line ordering is your fastest way to do it. Hope we can order 5,000 wreaths this year. There is a typo on line with our Brunswick Town name, which I have let them know about. The number NC0009P is correct, so I am sure we will get credit for each order.
  •   Go to this website for Wreaths Across America  You will see the information below at the top of the page in red.

    Welcome to the new WAA website. Sign in or watch videos about how to use our site. Don't forget to order your volunteer shirts before Sunday, Nov 27th. Click on -  Choose from your favorite location or group page. This is where you type in the number NC0008P favorite location or group page. 
  • Click the red button “DONATE.”
  • Click the amount $15.00
  • Fill in your information and the name of the person. Then your credit card information. If you do not get a thank you e-mail after donating or you don’t receive a confirmation e-mail then the transaction did not go through.
  • Any questions call Marcy Beardsley at 877-385-9504 Ext. 304 or e-mail her at
REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to Lord Craven Chapter Col. Dames XVII Century’s Wreaths Across America Page. Please help our group raise funds by clicking one of the red "Donate" button to sponsor wreaths to be placed at one of the locations listed below. . . It is easy!
If you’d prefer to donate via a specific member of Lord Craven Chapter Col. Dames XVII Century, find the member’s name below and click the “Donate” button next to their name.
If you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “View” button next to the cemetery name below. Thank you so much for supporting Lord Craven Chapter Col. Dames XVII Century and Wreaths Across America!

Photo of wreath from free images on line. Info above taken from the Wreaths Across America website.
Information taken from the Wreaths Across America website.

Any questions contact Ruth-Anne Bolz at