Pocomoke City, Maryland

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Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebrated in Pocomoke City

Today's ceremony marked the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment adoption to the US Constitution which gave women the right to vote. It took 70 years of the suffrage movement to mark this historic event. The General Federation of Women's clubs played a huge part in the suffrage movement.  The Junior Woman’s Club of Pocomoke walked today from City Hall to the mini-park at the corner of Market St and Second Street.  Wearing sashes to mark the 100 years and carrying yellow roses which signifies the "yes" vote for ratifying the amendment.  The Junior Woman’s Club conducted a ceremony donating two yellow rose bushes to Pocomoke City and placed a stone plaque marking this celebration. Mayor Susan Marshall-Harrison read and gave the proclamation from the City to the Junior Woman’s Club.  The gazebo is to be named for the first woman mayor of Pocomoke City, Evelyn Parsons.  Councilmembers spoke and coupons for free beverages from  XO Beanery were given out to people in attendance compliments of the Junior Woman’s Club.  Information was presented regarding a memorial to be built and dedicated in Lorton, Virginia, next year. 

Author Credit: Andrea Lily

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