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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

Friday, November 11, 2016

Celebration of Freedom on Saturday, November 12th on the Battleship North Carolina Park in Wilmington, NC

AARP is hosting a Celebration of Freedom on Veterans Day weekend to honor North Carolinians who served in the armed forces. The free event will be Saturday, November 12th from 12 noon to 8:00pm at the Battleship North Carolina Park in Wilmington. North Carolina ranks eighth in the nation in the number of veterans, with 775,000 resident Vets.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Lord Craven Meeting Scheduled for November 19th at 11:30

The next Lord Craven Chapter of Colonial Dames will meet on November 19, 2016 at The Carolina BBQ on 1602 S College Road in Wilmington, NC at 11:30. The speaker will be Ann Hutteman. The programs will be “Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington, NC. If you have any questions contact Ruth-Anne Bolz, President of the Lord Craven Chapter at .  Contact Carol Jutte, registrar at  for more information on becoming a member.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Joint Lord Craven and 1812 Meeting on September 17, 2016

The Lord Craven Chapter NSCDXVIIC and the United Daughters of 1812, Commissioner Charles Gause Chapter gathered for a joint meeting on September 17, 2016 on a Black Water Adventure Cruise!  They took an exciting 2 hour tour from downtown Wilmington up the Northeast Cape Fear River. If any of you would like to plan to go on another tour contact Wilmington Water Tours located on Historic Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington. To reserve tickets or plan a trip contact Diane Upton, event coordinator at 910-632-4095.

Colonial Dames President, Ruth-Ann Bolz
President of 1812 Linda Rivenbark with Captain Hook!

Ladies and husbands from the Lord Craven Chapter and 1812 Chapter pose for a photo before boarding the boat.
Bettie Lettieri, BetsyHamer, Pat Tucker, Captain Hook and President of Lord Craven Chapter Ruth-Anne Bolz

Ship's captain - Doug Springer

Captain Hook with members Pat Tucker and Phyllis Wilson

Registrar Carol Jutte with member Bonnie Becmer

                               Member Cindy Sellers with Prospective Member Jane Johnson

                                                  Lord Craven President Ruth-Anne Bolz
Registrar Carol Jutte assists perspective members Pat Tucker and Jane Johnson while President Ruth-Anne Bolz offers congratulations.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

We Are Saddened by the Recent Passing of Miss Helen Taylor

 Our dear Lord Craven Member, Helen Taylor passed away a few days ago. Helen was 99 years old and lived a good long life. The cause of death, was congestive heart failure. Since Saturday, Helen received 24 round the clock care and stayed in bed, which was very unlikely for her to do. Her relatives gathered around her at the end.

Her funeral will be this coming Saturday, September 10 at 2:30 PM at the New Hope Presbyterian Church on Cherrytree Road in Winnabow. A visitation will be in the Fellowship Hall from 1-2:15 PM. Andrews Mortuary in Wilmington is handling the details. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

9/11 " 15 Year Remembrance Ceremony" on Saturday, September 10th at Southport Fire Headquarters at 10:00

There will be a 9/11 “15 Year Remembrance Ceremony” on Saturday, September 10, at Southport Fire Headquarters, 1011 North Howe Street. At 10:00 the fire department’s honor guard will open the ceremony at 10 a.m.  An open house will follow with station tours and activities for all ages from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. This is being done in recognition of lives lost during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon. The information for this article was taken from an article in The State Port Pilot, Southport, NC. Wednesday, August 2, 2016.

9/11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY in Southport at St. James Community Center on Sunday - 2:00 September 11th

American Legion Post 543 and the St James Fire Department will jointly host a remembrance ceremony in honor of the 15th anniversary of 9/11. The ceremony will be held at the St James Community Center at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 11, 2017.

The remembrance ceremony is a moving and appropriate way to remember the tragedy that struck our nation on September 11, 2001. After Post 543 Honor Guard presents the Colors, Brunswick County's own Coastal Harmonizers will sing the National Anthem. Jeremy Shrader will lend his voice in song. Members of the St James Fire Department will ring the ceremonial fire bell and Taps will be sounded in honor of the victims who perished. The Coastal Harmonizers will then offer another appropriate song.
Posted by John Muuss