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Local UDC chapter wins numerous awards at State Convention

Ed and Sue Curtis and Nancy Sloop attended the 120th Annual N.C. Division United Daughters of the Confederacy Convention Oct. 3-5 at the Four Seasons Sheraton Hotel in Greensboro.

Sue Curtis, president of the Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78 and a N.C. Division honorary president, served as delegate for the chapter.

Among her other activities at the convention, Sue Curtis gave the Memorial to Daughters of the Confederacy at the annual memorial service, served as new business chairman at the business meetings, and submitted her report on the gravesite of Salisbury’s Gov. John W. Ellis.

Ed Curtis, an honorary associate member of the Hoke Chapter, was recognized during the Friday evening bestowal service for military veterans as a past recipient of a UDC Cross of Military Service.

Sloop, a pianist and Hoke Chapter recorder of military service awards, served as alternate delegate for the chapter and provided music for processionals, songs and performances during the convention.

The Hoke Chapter was recognized at the Division Convention by 2014-2016 Division officers.

President Pat Gasson of Wilmington presented the chapter  with Superior Chapter, Best Report and Pressbook awards for its year’s work.

Second Vice President Frances Kelly of Fayetteville presented three awards to the chapter for its efforts to present history to students of all ages.

Third Vice President Karen Powers of Raleigh delivered a Honor Chapter Award to the Hoke Chapter’s auxiliary, Charles F. Fisher Chapter 73, Children of the Confederacy.

Historian Melanie Perryman of Raleigh presented the Division Historian Award to the chapter for  its efforts to share history on Salisbury’s involvement in the war. Recorder of Military Service Awards Gail Sifford of Charlotte gave an award for the number of medals presented by the chapter to World War II veterans.

One of Sue Curtis’s Sesquicentennial Lecture Series speakers, author Doug Butler, M.D., spoke on Historical Evening at the Convention about Confederate and Union monuments for soldiers and civilians in North Carolina.

His slide presentation included several photographs of monuments in Salisbury.

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