Garfield Camp elects officers
MOUNT CARMEL - Officers were nominated and elected at the quarterly meeting of James A. Garfield Camp No. 34, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, held Nov. 14 at the Lithuanian Social Club.
Officers are: David Berezovske, camp commander; William Beaumont, senior vice commander; Bruce Petro, junior vice commander; J. Kevin Jones, Mark Kline and Walter Watkins IV, council; Hugh Jones, secretary-treasurer; William Van Stone Sr., patriotic instructor; Harry White Jr., chaplain; Hugh Jones, historian and graves registration officer; Ray Rothermel, Civil War memorials officer, and J. Kevin Jones, Eagle Scout coordinator.
Quarterly meetings will be held March 13, May 8, Sept. 11 and Nov. 13. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held at the Lithuanian Social Club, 309 S. Oak St.
Berezovske reported on Mount Carmel's Veterans Day activities. He said the camp submitted information for the borough's 150th anniversary time capsule, which is buried in the Town Park. Hugh Jones, treasurer, reported the camp is in good financial order.
Garfield Camp, chartered Aug. 9, 1883, is the oldest veteran-affiliated organization in Mount Carmel. It was named in honor of the country's 20th president, who served as a major general during the Civil War.
Those interested in learning more about the Sons of Union Veterans or in becoming a member of the Garfield Camp can contact Berezovske at 339-0616.