Laureate Alpha Omicron chapter of Beta Sigma Phi holds meeting

April 17, 2014 at midnight
Updated April 16, 2014 at 11:17 p.m.

The Laureate Alpha Omicron chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met recently in the home of Susana Moya with Frances Smith presiding.

A Mexican supper was served before the business session. Margaret Williams served as co-hostess.

Louise Pletcher presented the program on Indianola, a town that existed for only 50 years - from 1837-87. Galveston claimed the title "Queen City," but her rival Indianola was known as the "Dream City of the Gulf". Through Indianola's portals poured immigrants, troops, military supplies, etc. Exports included silver from Mexico for the U.S. Mint at New Orleans, beef hides and beef on the hoof.

Indianola was destroyed by three storms. Some of the homes left standing were moved to Victoria and Cuero. What was left of the town today is mostly under water.

A shopping trip to Rockport was scheduled for April 10. Founders Day will be observed on April 30 at Sky Restaurant. Woman of the Year, voted on by secret ballot, will be announced at that time.

Beginning in August, meetings will be at 1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

The next meeting was Tuesday at the Pletcher home.



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