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American Legion Post hosts ‘Women of Distinction Tea’

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Pictured above are some of the ladies who were honored at the tea. Pictured above standing, from left to right, are Robertine Malone, Hazel Douglas, Valena Lane and Louise Townsend. Pictured sitting are Eula Woodard and Swedie Rutledge.

On Sept. 22 the American Legion Post 593 Auxiliary of Grambling hosted its inaugural Women of Distinction Tea and Membership Drive in the fellowship hall of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Grambling.

Eight women from the area were honored. Louise Townsend, retired teacher from Bienville Parish; Swedie Rutledge, retired Grambling professor of home economics; Eula Woodard, gifted retired professional seamstress and Grambling State University instructor; Valena Lane, former educator and Grambling housing authority executive director; Hazel Douglas, a former Grambling Lady Tiger basketball player and educator; Robertine Malone and Essie Howard were all a part of this inaugural class of distinguished women from the area.

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