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Letter: Forrest for Mathews School Board

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I’ve always known a bit about Lorraine Forrest and her family. She was graduating from Mathews High School the year (1973) when we arrived in Mathews.

Over the years, I saw that no matter where I went—Best Value, Mathews Market Days, Antioch Baptist Church—there she was involved with the Continental Society ladies. I’m sure we are all aware of what these ladies have done, and are still doing, for the underserved youth of our county. Note their continuing involvement with their most recent donation on page 11A of the Sept. 23 issue of the Gazette-Journal. That donation went to Thomas Hunter Middle School.

I’ve only recently learned of Lorraine’s founding of the young scholastic after-school tutoring program. I’m not surprised to learn of her involvement with two programs—Meals on Wheels and Hands Across Mathews—both dear to my heart.

Did I tell you that she can often be found doing something with the Continental Society ladies to benefit the underse...

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