PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a festive Christmas luncheon on Dec. 18 at the Grapevine Restaurant in Donaldsonville.

The luncheon honored two of the new members, Michele Clement and Patricia Nelson.

Attending were Sue Blanchard, Sue Badeaux, Michele Clement, Patricia Nelson, Stella Tanoos, Jean Hebert, Brenda Babin, Gayle Schwing, Emily Wilbert, Joyce Millard, Rita Lynn Jackson and her three year old granddaughter, Anna Caroline Veal of Birmingham.

The chapter kicked off 2013 with a business meeting Jan. 22 at the Island County Club in Plaquemine. They discussed all of the upcoming events and completed reports to forward to the National Association in Washington, DC.

After the meeting, the ladies adjourned to the dining room to enjoy a lunch.

Upcoming events include a February talk by Stella Tanoos about Cattle Trails, the State DAR convention in March in Baton Rouge, participation in the Indian Pow Wow in April in Plaquemine, and the always anticipated Spring Luncheon in May.

Ladies who can trace their descent from a patriot in the Revolutionary War are eligible to join The Daughters of the American Revolution.