Meridian Druid UMW group pays visit to Choctaw Reservation


Druid Hills United Methodist Women of Meridian recently completed a study of Native Americans, led by Joan Clay. She offered information about the religious characteristics and customs of the Native American people. She showed crafts, such as baskets and jewelry, which were made by the Indian people.

To complete the study, a group from the church visited the Rev. Jon Walters, pastor at Green Hill UMC at Choctaw. Walters told the group about the church, about how the Choctaw reservation is operated and about the Choctaw people. Walters discussed some of the myths that people believe about the Choctaw people.

During the visit some people from Louisville, KY, were there helping to do some badly needed repair work.

Walters led the Meridian group on a tour of the reservation which included the water park, the Justice Building, the school and the museum. The women from Druid Hills gave a donation to the Green Hill UMC before leaving.

Those making the trip included Clay, James and Harriett Touchstone, Pat Jordan, Joyce Bond, Marolyn Davidson, Madeline Strahan, Marilon Harper, Elaine Herber, Jim and Linda Hollis and Charlene and Sonny Windmeyer.