The Gun Barrel City Masonic Youth Rainbow Girls inducted one new member into their Pledge group on Saturday, December 16–Siddalee Ocanas. Parents and grandparents were in attendance for the induction ceremony. Siddalee is looking forward to her 11th birthday in April when she can be inducted into the Gun Barrel City Rainbow Girls Assembly. After the Pledge ceremony, Christmas gifts were exchanged and a lunch of chili dogs, chips, cookies, and punch was enjoyed.
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a service-oriented, leadership organization for girls between the ages of 11 and 20. Rainbow Girls participate in a wide array of activities, including leadership training, service projects, competitions, and annual retreats. Their younger group, the Pledges, have activities for girls ages 7 to 10. Please contact Tonya Currey at 903-920-5608 or Mrs. Donna Dean at 903-879-4305 for more information about the Rainbow Girls or visit www.txiorg.org. The Gun Barrel City Rainbow Girls and Pledges are proudly sponsored by the Cedar Creek Lake Masonic Lodge and the Gun Barrel City Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star on Legendary Lane in Gun Barrel City.
Pictured, from left, Olivia Ocanas, Samantha Ramos, Caylee Weldon, Siddalee Ocanas, Heavenlee Weldon, Emily Currey, Laura Walters, & Kate Maxwell. Standing in back is Mother Advisor and Pledge Mother, Mrs. Tonya Currey. (Courtesy Photo)