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A day of service

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 MABANK–The Sarah Maples Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met Oct. 8 at the Mabank Memorial Garden to have A Day of Service.
The day included cleaning, pruning rosebushes, applying fungicide to the plants, washing and general cleaning. There was lots of weed pulling and some fire ant hills were treated.
The memorial and the benches surrounding areas were cleaned and thoroughly scrubbed to keep things looking good for visitors and for the fall season. 
Seven ladies and Justin with the City of Mabank worked getting the memorial gardens spruced up.
The gardens were dedicated in 2006 to honor all military persons who served our great country.
According to the plaque at the memorial, it was built from contributions from grateful local citizens, organizations, schools and businesses. 
The ladies also made wreaths to be placed on gravesites of veterans during the Veterans Memorial service Saturday, Nov. 7.
The ladies present at the Day of Service, was Regent Suzanne Fife, Susan Martz-Cothran, Sarah Jungman, Marti Tanner, Carole Ruska, Geneice Morris and Diane Murray.
The ladies present agreed it was a pleasant fall day and conditions were good for getting things done.
Others contributed wreaths they had made but could not be present.