HARTINGTON — A local group is set to observe a huge milestone this week.
Members of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Hartington #457, and their families and friends will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the CD of A in Hartington Feb. 9. at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington.
This will be followed by a reception and lunch at the Historic Hartington Hotel, the same hotel the original 41 members held their first banquet at 100 years ago.
Mollie Walz was the first Hartington woman to guide the group as its Grand Regent, Today, LouAnn Creekmore serves as Grand Regent.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas was organized to promote and embrace the principal of faith through love in the promotion of justice, equality and advancement of human rights and human dignity of all.
It’s a mission the Hartington group takes very seriously.
The group routinely sponsors several local activities, including: White Ribbon Against Pornography Week, and holds a yearly collection for seminarians or missionaries.
They also hosts Bingo at the Assisted Living facility and lead the Rosary at the Saturday evening Holy Trinity Mass and at the Grotto In October.
Check out the special page honoring the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Hartington #457 on page 16 of this week’s issue of the Cedar County News.