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Card party set for Jan. 11

The Calabash Elks Ladies Auxiliary will have a card party/Chinese auction and luncheon from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Ocean Garden Buffet in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Tickets are $13 each. For tickets and details, call Rose Henshaw at 755-0126 or Jean Palmer at 579-1601. All proceeds will be disbursed to local charities.

Vintage Ladies meet monthly

The Vintage Ladies is a group of women who enjoy antiquing. There are three groups at St. James in Southport: Abigail Adams, Dolly Madison and Jackie Kennedy. The women meet the first Friday of each month and have a guest speaker or plan an antiquing event in the area.

The Jacqueline Kennedy Chapter of The Vintage Ladies had its monthly meeting at the home of Southport resident Brenda Quashne on Nov. 5. The program involved a skit performed by guest speaker Doris N. Thompson, based upon information from Emily Weil’s new book, “Cornwallis’ Campaign: Wilmington to Yorktown.” The focus of the book is the British general’s march through eastern North Carolina during the Revolutionary War.

Thompson wrote a skit about the character Polly Slocum from Weil’s book. Background information about the Revolutionary War period and information about the war was provided by Southport residents Phyllis Wilson and Trudy Tanzillo, a member of the Jacqueline Kennedy Chapter program committee. 

All three ladies are members of the Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Thompson, who portrayed Polly, was dressed in a Colonial costume. The narrators presented facts about Polly Slocumb’s Ride, and then Thompson, portraying Polly, re-enacted what is believed to have happened. 

To purchase “Cornwallis’ Campaign: Wilmington to Yorktown,” call the Wayne County Museum at (919) 734-5023 or e-mail waynecountymuseu@bellsouth.net.