UNION — The Fair Forest Chapter, NSDAR, met May 5 in the Union County Museum meeting room.
Regent Margaret McCarley called the meeting to order. Chaplain Jane Owenby read the Devotional from Open Windows, John 19:23-27, “Behold Thy Mother.” Chairman Amy Bruce led the chapter in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the U.S., the American’s Creed, the Salute to the Flag of S.C., and the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner accompanied by Kathleen Read.
Chairman Martha Whitener read the President General’s message, “Famous Patriotic Women.” Secretary Mrs. Bruce read the minutes of the previous meeting and Acting Treasurer Maudine Hickman read the Treasurers’ Report. Regent Mrs. McCarley reported that she presented the Daughters of the Revolution JROTC Award to C/LTC Ollie Virginia Burns April 24 at UCHS Awards Day.
Leigh Gant, Regent, Mary Adair Chapter, NSDAR, installed the new officers of the Fair Forest Chapter at the meeting. They Regent Harriet Berry, Vice Regent and Secretary Amy Bruce, Treasurer Margaret McCarley, Registrar Maudine Hickman, and Chaplain Jane Owenby.
The program “Hymns of William Bradbury,” was presented by Amy Bruce and Kathleen Read. Bradbury was born in York County, Maine, Oct. 6, 1816. After studying organ in Boston, he became organist of the First Baptist Church, New York City, and was choir director at several Baptist churches, while creating a style of juvenile music that swept the country. After studying music and teaching techniques in Europe he returned to New York and published 59 collections of sacred as well as secular music. Included in the program were those well-known hymns with the music he composed and the stories of the writing of the words that were shared before the singing of each hymn: “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us,” “Jesus Loves Me,” “Just As I Am,” “The Solid Rock,” “O Come, Angel Band,” “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” and “He Leadeth Me.”
The next meeting will be Sept. 3, 2013.