Local club to mark 100 years

Chapter EL P.E.O. is celebrating its 100-year anniversary at the Kendall Young Library on Saturday in the community room from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend the come and go “Elegance and Fun” event. A short program will be presented at 2 p.m.

Bessie Lyon, a 57-year veteran teacher, author and historian, organized and founded Chapter EL on April 16, 1914.

P.E.O. is a women’s organization with the primary purpose of advancing women through education. This international organization has given over $248.5 million to 93,136 women to advance their education so they can make a difference in the world and their families.

P.E.O.’s six projects are: Continuing Education Grant (need based), Scholar Award (doctoral level), Star Scholarship (exceptional high school senior), Educational Loan Fund (low interest revolving loan fund), International Peace Scholarship (international women to attend graduate school in the United States and Canada) and support of Cottey College in Nevada MO, the only four year college owned by women for women in the United States.

Chapter EL sponsored a Webster City High School student, Megan Hughes, who received a P.E.O. Star Scholarship of $2,500 for her attendance at UNI.