Red River Association holds annual meeting


By Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com



Many joined in during the annual meeting to share food and fellowship.


Red River Association President Richard Moore


Red River Association Vice President Adam Scales presenting Dr./Rev. John Wesley with a Red River Meeting House print after his Barton Stone monologue presentation.


Dr./Rev. John Wesley portraying Barton Stone.


Relatives of the Townsend and Ewings that are buried at the Red River Cemetery. They are Eugenia Ezell Gray, Jane Sanford, Alma Sanford, and Jean Carter Wilson.


The weather was absolutely perfect when a large crowd attended the Red River Meeting House and Cemetery Association annual meeting in September. A potluck dinner began on the grounds followed by a service and business meeting.

“The food was wonderful and the fellowship fun around the tables under the trees with the light breeze was great,” said Darlynn Moore.

Each year, the association meets to have fun, elect officers, discuss business and listen to special speakers and guests. This year much appreciation goes to Tim Watson for playing is horn, Steve and Joyce Vann for paying their dulcimers, Kathy Sneed for leading the music, and Dr. John Wesley for being the speaker for the day.

“His portrayal of Barton Stone, an important American preacher during the early 19th-century Second Great Awakening in the United States, was inspiring,” said Moore. “He did a wonderful job. He thrilled and educated all of the history buffs who attended.”

Those who left before the business meeting missed out on learning about research that has been going on concerning some who are buried in the cemetery. Dreama Ruley has been compiling names of those veterans who are buried at the cemetery to later commemorate their service to our country during the annual Primitive Camp Meeting and Rendezvous to be held on the grounds of the Red River Meeting House and Cemetery the weekend of the Tobacco & Heritage Festival.

During the annual meeting, officers and board of directors were elected. Secretary/treasure Martha Jane King was unable to attend this year’s event, however, she has been attending these annual meetings for a long time.

“The meeting each year is open to everyone who attends the dinner and service. If you are in attendance, you are considered a member and your vote is appreciated,” said Moore.

Many joined in during the annual meeting to share food and fellowship.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_11037769_10207856843199485_6766894802643647132_n.jpgMany joined in during the annual meeting to share food and fellowship.

Red River Association President Richard Moore
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_12038303_10207856842599470_2811083534795337835_n.jpgRed River Association President Richard Moore

Red River Association Vice President Adam Scales presenting Dr./Rev. John Wesley with a Red River Meeting House print after his Barton Stone monologue presentation.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_12039576_10207856842159459_8979782560693860777_n.jpgRed River Association Vice President Adam Scales presenting Dr./Rev. John Wesley with a Red River Meeting House print after his Barton Stone monologue presentation.

Dr./Rev. John Wesley portraying Barton Stone.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_12047021_10207856839519393_6370923869804005240_n.jpgDr./Rev. John Wesley portraying Barton Stone.

Relatives of the Townsend and Ewings that are buried at the Red River Cemetery. They are Eugenia Ezell Gray, Jane Sanford, Alma Sanford, and Jean Carter Wilson.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_12036793_10207856845839551_6626363651111224379_n.jpgRelatives of the Townsend and Ewings that are buried at the Red River Cemetery. They are Eugenia Ezell Gray, Jane Sanford, Alma Sanford, and Jean Carter Wilson.

By Chris Cooper

ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

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