Pictured at the Order of the Eastern Star banquet are – First row (l to r): Larry Phipps, Associate Patron; Betty Cyr, Associate Matron; Glenda Brewer, Worthy Matron; Mildred Brown, oldest member, age 97; Charles Brown, Worthy Patron; Barbara Cagle, Treasurer; Lindsey Meeks; and Nancy Mcclendon, Grand Warder. Second row (l to r): Rosemary Sanders, Grand Marshall; JoAnn Phipps; George DeMotta, Warder; Jennie DeMotta, Electra; Elaine Andrews, Martha; Linda Edens, Official Visitor and Associate Grand Conductress; Hollie Bailey, Esther; Lindsey Gipson, Chaplain; Leda Foster, Associate Conductress; Edna Nunley, Adah; Jamie Hunt, Ruth; and Nadene Moore, Conductress. Not pictured: Charlotte Johnson, Secretary.
The Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 266, Tracy City, hosted their annual banquet September 6, at the Masonic Lodge in Tracy City. This event celebrated the visit of the Grand Officer and other special guests. Associate Matron, Betty Cyr, gave the welcome speech and presented the official visitor, Linda Edens, with a gift.
The chapter was instituted August 23, 1923, with Fannie Beakley and J.W. Beakley as presiding officers. The chapter is celebrating their 95th year with a newly published cookbook that can be purchased from members.