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Down East Seniors

Published 9:36pm Friday, February 15, 2013

The Down East Seniors met Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Blackbeard’s.   President Bob Diefendorf opened the meeting at 10 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Ed Sample led the singing of “America,” and delivered the invocation. Ed Hamrick and Philip Ninan were welcomed as new members.
Ed Sample introduced C. Barbour Strickland, retired director of the Greenville Art Museum and operator of the Strickland Art Gallery in Greenville. Strickland narrated a slide presentation covering care and handling of various types of art from oils to photographs, etc. In eastern North Carolina he is considered the “Go To Guy” for art care, appraisals, restorations and general art related topics. His topic generated many question of interest from the membership.
John Tunstall conducted the 50/50 drawing, the lucky winner of which was Tom Tansey.
The Feb. 20 meeting of the club will be held at the Blind Center, East Third and Harvey streets.

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