Meeting to renew local DOC chapter slated for February

Published 11:44 am Friday, January 23, 2015

Marsha Boutwell would like to see a return of the Stephen D. Lee chapter of the Daughters of Confederacy.

“It’s been defunct over 10 years,” she said. “But, it was a very strong chapter for many years.”

The purpose of the organization is to collect and preserve material relating to the history of the War Between the States, to provide scholarships to descendants of confederates and to honor the memory of fallen soldiers of the confederacy.

“Our goals are historical and educational,” Boutwell said. “We’re a patriotic organization do things for our troops and give scholarship. There are so many people that do not understand about the War Between the States. They do not have a clue.”

To measure community interest, she will hold a meeting at the Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development office in downtown Luverne Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.

Membership is open to women no less than 16 years of age who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or gave material aid to the cause.

For more information, contact Marsha Boutwell at 334-566-0412 or by email mdunnboutwell@aol.com.