Eastern Star Advance Night

The Paris Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star held their Advance Night on Wednesday, August 23, at the Paris Masonic Temple at 7:30 p.m.  There were 70 people in attendance.  

The guest of honor for the evening was Janet Schmidt, Associate Grand Matron of Springfield.  Other guests in the East were Edward Walker, Associate Grand Patron of Silvis, Carol Derry, Grand Conductress of Pekin, and Florence Sklenar, Associate Grand Conductress of Orland Park.

Special guest officers filling stations that evening were Desiree Rhode, Worthy Matron of Paris, Rondal Leeman, Worthy Patron of Paris, Jane Callaway, Associate Matron of Chandlerville, John Callaway, Associate Patron of Chandlerville, Jean Webb, Secretary of Mattoon, Bruce Strasser, Treasurer of Celestial City, Megan Montgomery, Conductress of Tuscola, Lori Higginbotham, Associate Conductress of Paris, Freda Larsen, Chaplain of Danville, Larry Wattelet, Marshall of Effingham, Fran Deck, Organist of Danville, Kristy Gebhardt, Adah of Kansas, Lola DeVore, Ruth of Normal, Shirley Jones, Esther of Tolono, Elsie Strasser, Martha of Morton, Nancy Davenport, Electa of Sheldon, and Montel Smith, Warder of Danville. 

Delicious refreshments of sandwiches, salads, and desserts were served in the dining room following the Advance Night ceremonies.

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