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Recipes from an outstanding luncheon

A festive lunch held last month at Providence Baptist Church in Ordinary raised funds for the good causes supported by the York River Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons. Mary Wakefield Buxton, prolific author of Urbanna, provided the entertainment.

The 70 members of the circle presented an excellent lunch, carrying on good works of the organization started more than 125 years ago.

Ten women who were active with Episcopal, Methodist and Presbyterian churches met in New York in 1886, founding the Silent Sisters of Service, a Christian philanthropic organization. The spirit of these pioneering women soon inspired others and from them sprang the International Order of The King’s Daughters. (The phrase “and Sons” was added to the name in 1928.)

With the motto “Look up not down: Look forward and not back: Look out and not in. And lend a hand,” the organization grew rapidly. 

By 1896 Canada’s chapter had grown to 6,000 members with 26 br...

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