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UDC sponsoring Georgia Day essay contest
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Effingham United Daughters of the Confederacy President Alecia Evans, left, and Faye Morgan hold a handmade quilt (made by Morgan) that was raffled off in December as a fund raising event for the Springfield Hussars Chapter No. 2285 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Georgia Division. - photo by Photo provided

The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the oldest patriotic organization in the county and the Springfield chapter will soon celebrate its chapter being 50 years old, having been organized in 1960. They held a quilt raffle and the proceeds will help fund the many projects of the local chapter.

In February, the chapter will hold a Georgia Day program in one of the county schools and will sponsor an essay contest open to all students in grades 5-12. Information concerning the essay subject for this year can be obtained from the principal at all Effingham County schools. Winners from each of the grade levels will be recognized at chapter, district and state levels and will receive a monetary award.

The chapter also sponsors a Confederate Memorial Day service that honors veterans of all wars, contributes items to veterans’ hospitals and contributes to scholarships for deserving students.

The Georgia Division of the UDC is working to restore and preserve all the Confederate monuments which are in states of deterioration.

If you would like any information about this organization, please call (912) 857-3362.