Arlene Burns award

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of Angels Court #1692, presented Arlene Burns, seated front, with a 65-year anniversary pin on Nov. 5, 2020, at her home. Attending the ceremony were (left to right standing) Tim Glass (longtime friend of Burns), Father Skip Thompson, Kristi Smalley, Letty Little and Delia Fields.

HERMISTON — Arlene Burns, 92, the only surviving charter member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of Angels Court #1692, was presented with her 65-year membership pin on Nov. 5 at her home in Hermiston.

Father Skip Thompson offered a special blessing prior to the group enjoying dessert to celebrate Burns' accomplishment.

The 65-year anniversary for the court was on April 17, 2020, but due to coronavirus safety precautions, Regent Kristi Smalley delayed the presentation of the milestone.

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