Tarrara Woman’s Club presents scholarships to sisters

Published 5:23 pm Friday, May 24, 2019


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Jacey Bunn receives her scholarship certificate from Jean Drewry. With them are Gayle Johnson, left, and Jamey Bunn, the other recipient. Stephen H. Cowles | Tidewater News

Two sisters, one born a minute later than the other, are this year’s recipients of scholarships given by the Tarrara Woman’s Club of Boykins, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Jacey Bunn and Jamey Bunn, daughters of John D. and Dana Bunn, each was presented $500 on May 16 in Boykins United Methodist Church. The girls are also granddaughters of Joan Bunn of Newsoms.

Making the presentations were Jean Drewry, chairwoman of the education, and Gayle Johnson, also of the scholarship committee.

The sisters will attend James Madison University this fall after graduating from Southampton High School in June. Jacey is planning on majoring in psychology and eventually becoming a children’s or behavioral psychologist. Jamey intends to major in health sciences with a goal of becoming a physical therapist.

Preceding the ceremony, club president Laurel Livingston informed guests and members that the Tarrara group is one of 15 Virginia clubs, which have a total of 3,800 members. In the Southside, to which they belong, are 18 clubs with 485 members. In the local club, there are seven members.

Community service projects in different categories such as education and health have earned the Tarrara group several honors. Twenty one certificates were on display during the meeting. Livingstone also said the membership also won 19 out of 25 entries in district in its category, as well as taking one at state and another for special recognition.

“Think what we could do with more members,” she added.

Speaking of membership, Linda Beatty was recognized for her 52 years dedicated to the club; Drewry has been a member since 1955. Johnson, Linda Beatty and Marcia Garriss was applauded for their perfect membership this past year.

Audra Anderson got second place for her poem, “From over the rainbow,” which was dedicated to the memory of past member Fran Edwards, whose club symbol was a rainbow.