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Down East Seniors Club welcome Estuarium representative

The Down East Seniors Club held its March 13 meeting at the Blind Center of North Carolina in Washington. Ed Hamrick led the meeting. Jim Hackney played for the singing of “God Bless America,” which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Fritz Tanner gave the invocation and Hamrick read factoids for the date in history. Hackney provided humor.

Bill Cheshire introduced Russ Chesson as the speaker. Chesson is the facilities manager and senior education coordinator at the North Carolina Estuarium in Washington. Estuarium is a word that was formed by combining parts of the words estuary and aquarium. The NC Estuarium is the first one in the country. It was created to exhibit the natural assets of the Pamlico/Albemarle Sound area and promote their preservation and development for both environmental and economic uses. It is a part of the Partnership for the Sounds. The Estuarium will celebrate its 21st anniversary on May 25. Chesson also answered a number of questions.

Stewart Rumley won the 50/50 drawing.

At the March 20 meeting, Philip Ninan will present Bill Cheshire to tell of his journalism experiences.

The Down East Seniors Club is a group of older men who meet Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Blind Center of North Carolina in Washington. They enjoy fellowship and an interesting program. Guests are welcome.