On Friday, the ladies of Scioto Valley Volunteers Chapter (SVV), United States Daughters of 1812, Ohio Society, gathered to honor Mr. Ed Carver of The Portsmouth Elk’s Country Club with a plaque of appreciation. Carver, manager of the county club, recently hosted the organization as they held a gravesite marking ceremony for Phillip Noel.
Members from all over Ohio came together for the gravesite ceremony of Noel. Some members traveling from as far as Cincinnati to attend, making this event a very special occasion for everyone.
Carver and his staff assisted with the event by offering transportation to the gravesite via golf cart, as well as allowing the members access to the club house for a reception following the ceremony.
“Mr. Carver did everything he could to make sure our event went smoothly. The staff was pleasant, the grounds are beautiful, he was so kind to us and it made for a very special afternoon,” said SVV President Beth Norman. “We usually don’t get the opportunity to really sit down and talk to one another at these kinds of events. Some of us had copies of our family tree and we were able to sit down and really connect with each other. It felt like a family reunion.”
Other members also recalled the experience as special, and were thankful for the generous hospitality of Carver and his staff.
“To put it simply, everything was great. It was just a wonderful ceremony”, said Mary Stewart, SVV member and descendant of Noel.
In return, Mr. Carver felt equally grateful for the ladies of SVV.
“I appreciate these women for recognizing the historical importance of these gravesites,” said Carver.
“My staff and I were happy to make arrangements for them.”
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