On Nov. 30, members of the Order of the Eastern Star from the Western New York State districts converged at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Batavia. Joining the group of 33 were Keri Rhebergen, Grand Matron, OES, State of New York from Ticonderoga and Kenneth Milner, Grand Patron, O.E.S., State of New York, from Livonia.
As an expression of respect for the service provided by these brave men and women, Christmas greeting cards and gifts were distributed, and Christmas songs were sung to the veterans. The corresponding exchange of conversation was enlightening to many O.E.S. members, and the veteran residents expressed appreciation for the thoughtfulness of O.E.S.
Local participants included: June Lee, L. Janet Lee, Harry and Kathy Tyson, David and Marilyn Liles, Don and Elaine Keys.