Elks' French Dukes & Continental Boys Drill Teams, & The Al Toras Girls Drill Team Practice At The Lodge, 220 Sunset Rd, August 14, 1965
Ann Arbor News, August 14, 1965
Members of the French Dukes and Continental boys drill teams of Elks Pratt Lodge No. 322, and the Al Toras girls drill team of Daisy Chain Temple 212, practice at the lodge at 220 Sunset for national Elks championship competition next week in Philadelphia. The three groups will leave by chartered bus at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow for the Pennsylvania city. They will compete with Elks drill teams from throughout the country for national honors and take part in a parade, returning to Ann Arbor on Wednesday. The French Dukes have won two national titles.
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Evelyn Payne was born on November 3, 1924, and although she was an only child, she went on to have 8 children, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Evelyn grew up in Tennessee where she remembers segregation and walking 10 miles to school. In 1945, at 20 years of age, she moved to Ann Arbor where she is proud to have raised all her children while working as a nursing assistant - for 25 years at St. Joseph Mercy and 16 years at the University of Michigan.