Eastern Star women mark 100 years

The Victoria Chapter of the Eastern Star celebrates its centennial Sunday at the Stettler Community Hall.

The Victoria Chapter of the Eastern Star celebrates its centennial Sunday at the Stettler Community Hall.

“This is a time to celebrate 100 years in the community,” said Clarice Schulz, organizer of the event and member of the women’s group since 1968.

“Everyone is invited and we want to thank the community for supporting us for 100 years.”

Entertainment and reminiscing begins at 2 p.m. with a banquet set for 5 p.m.

“We will have several dignitaries bring greetings from the community and the organization,” Schulz said. “We have lots of activities and fun planned.”

The local Freemasons and Eastern Star work together. Ethel Williams is the longestserving member, contributing 71 years to Eastern Star.

The Stettler chapter has supported provincial projects. The support in 2012 included:

— Alzheimer’s research, $35,090.18, with $549,371.96 in the past 14 years.

— ESTARL Awards for religious leadership for $21,500.

— Pediatric asthma (Alberta Lung Association) for $25,578.55.

— Worthy Grand Matrons Project for $23,897.82 to Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.

— Autism Support Dogs with British Columbia for about $70,000.

Tickets are $20 each.

For tickets or information, phone Lillian Kirtley in Stettler at 403-74-4037 or Schulz at 403- 341-4351.

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