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May 2, 2010

by Virginia Scott


The stories keep coming in and people keep calling to ask if it is too late. No, if you hurry. We will have to quit collecting after May 21st so we can finalize everything and start the second phase of planning.

We will be setting up a new art exhibit this week. Denise Clark will be exhibiting her work through June. The summer season is upon us and we will planning programs for the third Saturdays so start planning your calendar.

The newsletter for the membership will be mailed in the next two weeks. If you have not renewed your membership, get it in now.

Next Sunday is Mother's Day. Celebrate your mother by treating her with a day out.


Two holidays this week to celebrate. The first is Cinco De Mayo. The 5th of May commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is not, as many people think, Mexico's Independence Day which is actually September 16.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular along the U.S.-Mexico border and in parts of the U.S. that have a high population of people with a Mexican heritage. In these areas the holiday is a celebration of Mexican culture, of food, music, beverage and customs unique to Mexico. In Mexico, the holiday is more of a regional holiday celebrated most vigorously in the state of Puebla.

The second holiday is May 9th, Mother's Day. Celebrated each year on the Second Sunday in May, Mother's Day became an official holiday in 1915 due largely to the perservance and love of one daughter, Anna Jarvis. Anna's mother had provided strength and support as the family made their home in West Virginia an Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where her father served as a minister. When Mrs. Jarvis died on May 5, 1905, Anna was determined to honor her. She asked the minister at her church in West Virginia to give a sermon in her mother's memory. On the same Sunday in Philadelphia, their minister honored Mrs. Jarvis and all mothers with a special mother's Day service. Anna Jarvis began writing to congressmen, asking them to set aside a day to honor mothers. In 1910, the governor of West Virginia proclaimed the Second Sunday in May as Mother's Day and a year later every state celebrated it. President Wilson proclaimed the first National Mother's Day in 1914.


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