Local PEO Chapter Will Celebrate 100 Years on May 3

PEO Chapter CA will celebrate its 100th Anniversary May 3 at Liberty Theater.

The group is a philanthropic education organization whose legacy is empowering woman’s educational dreams. The PEO Sisterhood owns and supports Cottey College in Nevada, a four year bacculauerate-granting program open to women.

Chapter CA was organized on May 1, 1923, by the following Fort Scott women: Rose B. Miller, Henrietta Price, Fay A. Sample, Pearl C. Bamberger, Ethelyn W. Pritchard, Nina M. Trask, Lulu McGowan Mead, Rena Hunter, Ferne M. Duboc and Jessie G. Russell.

Today’s membership is comprised of business and professional women, educators, artists and those wishing to see women have the tools necessary to achieve their educational goals.

Throughout the years the Sisterhood has provided scholarships for women, young and old, who desire to pursue their education as well as providing other charitable work in our community.

For more detailed information, please contact President Pat Harry, 620-215-3913.


Submitted by Peggy Cummings  620-223-6159


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