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DKG Alpha Iota

A tour of the Charles E. Burchfield Homestead was recently provided to the members of Delta Kappa Gamma by left) Madeline Shriver, vice president, and Cheryl Mattevi, curator of the Burchfield Homestead Society.
Pam Todd observes “Pang In the Night,”a painting Burchfield used to express the fear he felt on stormy nights as a child.

SALEM — The Alpha Iota chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma teachers’ honorary held its April meeting at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem. Maralyn Porter offered a reading and the invocation. Dinner was prepared and served by Sharon Walker, Brittany Walker and Marcia Spack.

President Pam Todd conducted the business meeting. The minutes and treasurer’s report were approved. Members were reminded to continue saving their “Coins for Change” and their clothing drive for a local charity.

A tour of the Burchfield Homestead was conducted by curator Cheryl Mattevi and Madeline Shriver, vice president of the Burchfield Homestead Society. Mattevi led the group room to room in the watercolor artist’s family home highlighting the theme for the paintings in each area. Each section is designated to his family or an area of Salem such as the Egypt Road Swamp, the Fourth Street homes, school, the Three Trees and the industrialized section of the city. Shriver then provided a look at the garden plantings in the rear.

The Charles E. “Charlie” Burchfield’s Homestead will be open to the public from 1-4 p.m. Sundays beginning May 2.

The Founders’ Day Brunch will be held at 10 a.m. May 1 at the Salem Golf Club.

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