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Duplin times progress sentinel. (Kenansville, N.C.) 1963-current, September 08, 1983, Page 2, Image 2

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Sandra and Beth Ray Warsaw Girls To Attend Debutante Ball Sandra and Beth Ray of Warsaw will be among five Duplin County girls high lighted by the 1983 Debu tante Ball in Raleigh Sep tember 9. The Rays are especially pleased; they say sisters seldom get iqvited together. "I often wonder who nomi nated us," Beth Ray, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Horace T. Ray, said. "The whole summer has been exciting and the experiences, fun. But, 1 have to admit 1 have a great deal of curiosity and wish I knew who to thank for the nomination." Each year debutantes are selected by delegates of the Terpsi chorean Club of Raleigh. The delegates reside in different parts of the state and'nomi nate girls within their com munity. Each delegate remains anonymous to the debutante and their family. Nominations are made each season and all invitations are mailed on the same day. "The whole summer has been a good experience," Sandra Ray said. "1 have met a lot of new people from all parts of the state as we have attended debutante parties this summer. It has been a lot of fun and 1 consider the invitation a great honor, but right now I don't get too nervous thinking ?bout the ball. I guess 'it will hit me that night." As debutantes, the Rays have attended summer functions planned for regional and statewide 1983 debutantes. The summer functions are con cluded with the presenta tions of the young women by their fathers at the Debu tante Ball during the weekend of September 8-10. The ball and weekend events are planned by the spon soring organization, the Terpsichorean Club. The 1983 Debutante Ball will mark the 57th annual presentation of selected young girls to North Carolina society. The Ball traditionally began as "The Raleigh Fall Festival" in 1923 and it was sponsored by the local mer chants. Like all festivals, the annual selection of a queen was the highlight of the celebration and prominent girls from all across the state participated as candidates for the top title of the Raleigh Fall Festival. Each year the queen was crowned by the Governor. The Terpsichorean Club was formed in 1927 and held its first ball that year. The club name is taken ft n the Greek mythological muse "Terpsichore." who was the goddess of dancing and choral song. The ball has been given each year since 1923 with the exception of years 1942-1945, during World War II. Beth Ray is a junior at Atlantic Christian College in Wilson where she is major ing in business and eco nomics. Beth is 20 years of age. Sandra is a sophomore at St. Marys in Raleigh and she is 18 years of age. Card Of Thanks We would like to express our appreciation and love to all our friends, neighbors and relatives for every act of kindness shown to us since Lori's accident. To the Kenan^ville Jay cees, we would like to say we will always have a special place in our hearts for you and your organization. Many thanks to this fine group of young men. May God bless each and every one of you. Larry and Sue Mitchell Trina and Lori Set your TVfree... Own your own ^Satellites Earth Station! Free to give you hundreds of houts of exciting and unique television every week! More news - live and in depth. More sports ? from practically everywhere! More movies! More specials! You'll see TV that's religious, educational, cultural ? the variety is absolutely incredible! TV from space offers you more of what you bought your TV for ? the only problem is deciding what to watch ! (Some programs lequire viewer fees ) Satellite reception is also amazingly sharp and clear. It comes direct from the studio to the satellite f to you - as clear as a studio monitor. And now, at less than the price of a new compact car! 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Due in part to the growth spurred by the railroad in the community, a postoffice was soon to be established and a name was needed. And, ac cording to the 1949 publi cation. the citizens requested to name the office after Thaddeus Love and the newly marketed novel "Thaddeus of Warsaw." Due to the length of the name, Thaddeus of Warsaw, postal officials refused the entire name and shortened it to just Warsaw. The article did not point out the reason natives of the settlement requested the postoffice be named after a man who had been in the community such a brief time. Today we do know that many postoffices were established within towns and operated by store clerks. The postal ser vice was small business and shop owners could earn a little extra money selling stamps and distributing and collecting community mail. There is a good possibility Thaddeus Love operated the postoffice from the railroad commissary at Warsaw. As each town ages, it suffers growing pains. The growing pains are easier seen looking back and one example within Warsaw is ^vident from an article pub lished in the August 5, 114') issue of THE DUPLIN TIMES. The county of Duplin established an agricultural based economy early and markets for the produce were built in each town. Wallace became famous for its huge strawberry market and War saw had a strawberry and produce market, too. As time passed, the War saw produce market was abandoned and the town was left with a large investment in the sheds and lots. After the market was abandoned, I the town participated in the opening of a food cannery, lite cannery was opened at the site of the old market. The market sheds were con verted into a cannery build ing by R.F. Wadkins. The cannery opened in 1944 pre serving 3,500 cans of local fruits and vegetables. During the summer of 1949, about 10,000 cans of local produce had been preserved. The sheds, along with $60, was donated by the Warsaw town board; Duplin County Commissioners contributed $300 to the project and local citizens gave tanks for cooking vats to help establish the cannery. The purpose of the cannery was to teach local people to can in tin containers and preserve the summer surplus of Duplin produce. The operation was run on a non-profit basis. 1 NAMED NATIONAL AWARD WINNER The U.S. Achievement Academy announced that Miss Veronica DeWitt has been named a 19&3 U.S. National Award winner in business education. Veronica, who attends James Kenan High School, was nominated for this award by Mrs. Grace Clarlton, a typing teacher at the school. Veronica's name and bio graphy will appear in thp official yearbook published nationally. Veronica is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy DeWitt 71^ On Silver Lake luff Shoal Motel , Open Ai? Year TV ? AIR CONDITIONING - CENTRAL HEAT *-?*? YOUR HOSTS - MIKE & KAY RIDDICK phone 919^928-4301 P.O. 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