NESTON Female Society hosted their 208th procession, after having missed the event for the past two years due to the pandemic.
People came out to support the Ladies Day – Chester procession, with Neston’s ladies and girls above the age of five walking the streets in the parade.
Many describe a sense of pride and community spirit when speaking about the event.
Local leaders such as MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, Justin Madders and Leader of Cheshier West and Chester Council, Louise Gittins came to the heavily anticipated procession.
Newly appointed Mayor of Neston, Pat Kynaston, who is also a member of the female society, along with Neston Town Councillor Steve Wastell, also walked in the parade.
Credit: Bernard Rose Photography
Live music entered the crowds from the stage at The Cross, put together by community company, Hip & Harmony.
At The Cross, there were blessings and hymns, and the crowd sang the UK national anthem, as the procession happened during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The pipe band led the array of flowers to the Royal British Legion, where those taking part in the procession could enjoy an afternoon tea.
Credit: Bernard Rose Photography
Sue Bostock wrote online: “Wonderful annual event that keeps Neston on the map. Beautiful pictures. Everyone looks gorgeous.”
Sarah Quayle added: “So lovely to see our community events coming to life again this year.”
Ian Stead said: “Good to see the day back and people out enjoying the event.”
News From The Henderson Community Of Chester County
with Gloria Holiday
Greetings from the City. Every week it is always a blessing to be with you. You may be reading this paper at your kitchen table, at work, out of state or overseas serving the country; wherever you are I would like to say, “Thank you and remember this is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”Just a reminder that Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 19. It is time now to start looking for something special for your Dad. To all of the fathers out there, I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day.Tuesday, June 14, was Flag Day. In the United States, Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Flag Day is a day for honoring the flag and what it stands for. It is the symbol of our great nation. It has flown in good times and bad. It has flown during peace time and war. It is an enduring symbol of freedom expressed all around the world.
The U.S. Army also celebrated their 247th birthday on June 14.Well, the rain has gone away for awhile, and the sun is out; the temperatures have been from 95-100 degrees and guess what? Summer will arrive on June 21. How HOT will it get this year? However, we do welcome the Summer Season in.Did you know that June 12 is designated as Women Veterans Day? Being a Women Veteran, I had the privilege to attend a very outstanding program sponsored by DAR – Daughters of the American Revolution, Jackson-Madison Chapter. The keynote speaker was phenomenal! Commander (retired) Leanne Bruce Braddock spoke about “woman of true grit and courage,” such as Sarah Emma Edmonds, Elsie S. Ott, Army Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody and Colonel Lorna Mahlock. Just to name a few.
The first Women Veterans Day was held June 12, 2018, marking the 70th anniversary of the groundbreaking Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on June 12, 1948. That law enabled women to serve as permanent, regular members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. The City of Henderson had three ladies to represent Chester County and received a certificate in recognition of Valor-Service-Sacrifice in service to our Nation; congratulations to Audria Reeves, US Army; Gloria Holiday, US Marine Corp; and Sergeant Bain, US Army. Thank you for your service!I have a little brief history I want to share. Juneteenth is a holiday most Americans have never heard of but need to know about. Many black Americans will commemorate an important day in our nation’s history this weekend.
On June 19, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Lincoln, Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger marched his soldiers to Galveston, Texas, to spread the word that slavery had ended in America. Many of the nearly 250,000 still enslaved black men, women and children in the South had no clue that under the Emancipation Proclamation they were officially freed on Jan. 1, 1863. With the South in rebellion at the time the proclamation took effect, Lincoln had no way of enforcing it. Gen. Granger’s announcement slavery had been abolished sparked widespread celebrations among newly freed black Americans, culminating with the establishment of a spontaneous holiday on June 19, 1865 that they called Juneteenth. Although considered an official holiday in Texas since 1980, Juneteenth still goes largely unrecognized by our country as a whole. That is too bad.On Saturday, June 18, we want you to come out to help celebrate Juneteenth. The celebration will take place at the Old Vincent High School – now known as North Chester County Alternative School, located at 186 Luray Ave, Henderson. The festivities will begin at noon with a lot of fun, food and entertainment. Program is sponsored by Oasis CDC. It is a FREE event with a FREE giveaway.