Laureate Alpha Omicron hosts meeting
May 27, 2011 at 12:27 a.m.
The final business meeting of Laureate Alpha Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi was hosted in the home of France Smith with Loretta Johnson presiding. Co-hostesses were Marcy Turk, Ruthe Bone and Carolyn Prichard.
The Golden Circle Ritual was conducted by Jimmie McGhee, 65-year member, for Mary Helen Goldsmith, celebrating 50 years of sisterhood.
Turk presented the program on "Palo Duro Canyon," the Grand Canyon of Texas. The majestic canyon is located southeast of Amarillo. The canyon is home to one of Texas' largest and oldest state parks, which in recent years has nearly doubled in size to 3,000 acres.
Oral histories hold that in 1541, Spanish explorer, Coronado, while searching for the "Seven Cities of Gold," became the first European to enter the canyon.
Turk spoke about the Indian tribes who lived in the area; the Red River War; and the ranchers who owned land especially Charles Goodnight.
Twenty-two people attended the chapter end of year party recently at the office of Richard Cisneros.
Upcoming summer socials scheduled are a combination ways and means meal and hart party on June 21 and a covered-dish supper on July 9. Beginning day will be observed Aug. 23. Regular business meetings will resume on Sept. 6.