JOHN DAY - Ellis Tracy Unit of the American Legion in John Day held the District 10 Girls State luncheon Sunday, April 10, at the John Day Golf Club.
State delegates for 2005 gathered with their mothers and others to learn more about the session, which will be held at Willamette University in Salem June 19-25. Special honored guest was Louise Carter of Prineville, State American Legion Auxiliary president.
Past president, Evelyn Ogilvie, welcomed guests and members from John Day, Prairie City, Burns, Hines and Crane. District 10 president, Bette Erwin from Burns, conducted the meeting. Joyce Nodine, Girls State co-chairman, was in charge of the program.
Last year's citizen, Ree Anne Armstrong, told of the weeklong activities. Sondra Lino, director of Oregon Girls State, elaborated on the program and objectives of the government program.
A popcorn and pop party for the girls and their mothers will be held in June to answer questions, finalize plans and arrange transportation.
Financial sponsors for the six girls chosen from Grant Union are; the Kiwanis Club, John Day / Canyon City Lions Club, Chester's Thriftway, John Day Elks Lodge #1824, US Bank, Arlene Oliver, and Joyce and Dean Nodine.