Friends of Raymond Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

Friends of Raymond celebrated their 20th anniversary in November with two events.

On November 1, current and for- mer members, donors, and guests attended a celebration party at the Dupree House. This historic home, owned by Brenda and Charles Davis, was a beautiful and appropriate setting for our group’s gathering to honor and recognize the contributions of all volunteers and donors.

Attendees were able to view dis- plays recognizing former board members and donors, clippings of past news articles, and a slideshow of pictures from events over the last 20 years.

Parker Hills provided the guests with an overview of the many accomplishments of the past 20 years related to the preservation and interpretation of the Raymond Military Park. Mayor Isla Tullos and Brenda Davis reviewed the non–battlefield related activities of FOR including pilgrimages, cemetery walks, lecture series and concerts, and driving tours.

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