The Augusta Road Ruritan Club held a special Christmas meeting in mid-December, as national President Phyllis Lewter visited to help celebrate 60-years for the local club as keynote speaker. The Woodmont ROTC was in charge of the opening ceremony and the Sunshine Sisters entertained with a medley of favorite oldies and Christmas carols.
A special part of the evening came when the Wren Ruritan Club visitors were recognized. This club, first organized by the Augusta Road group. assisted in honoring the Charter members of Augusta Road. O. R. Cothran, a well-respected resident of the South Greenville area, was recognized as the only surviving Charter member.
Another special highlight of the evening came as Howard Demore was named Ruritan of the Year for his work and dedication. The Augusta Road Ruritan group held its Inaugural Car Club and Festival in the fall, and Demore was the chairman of the Car Club committee. The Car Show was the club’s first open face to the community in a long time, and marks outstanding changes and community involvement the members are dedicating themselves to. National President Lewter presented the plaque to Demore as outgoing club President Terry Creamer assisted.
The club is proud of Howard and his commitment to Ruritan, a spokesman said. John Hopkins was installed as the President for the upcoming year as the organization looks forward to many good things. He hopes to continue with the motto of Serving South Greenville for 60 years
The Augusta Road Ruritan Club meets the fourth Monday of every month, at 7 p.m., and the public is invited.
Augusta Road Ruritans celebrate 60th anniversaryHoward Demore was recently named Ruritan of the Year during a special meeting of the Augusta Road Ruritan Club. Pictured presenting Demore with his plaque are Club President Terry Creamer and National President Phyllis Lewter.