On May 19 we will celebrate Founders Day on what would have been Ellie Wilson’s 100th Birthday. Ellie and Monroe Wilson were one of four families who helped start the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal: Danny Wilson and Becky Van Gorder are children of those families. Celebrating with us will be several other Wilson family members.
An old-fashioned Picnic on the Grounds (Parish Hall) potluck will be enjoyed following the second service. For those who wish to be “authentic,” Kathy Wright has gathered several of Ellie’s favorite recipes as well as one of the old cook books published by the Parish and the first Folk School Cookbook. Contact her for recipes and sign up to bring food in the hallway. The church will provide drinks and condiments.
Old pictures and stories of Ellie and of Good Shepherd are invited. Turner Guidry is coordinating the program. In the accompanying photo of founding church members from 1953, Ellie is the second grown-up in the back row, holding Danny, and Becky Ledford is 3rd from the left in the front row. The book Ellie Wilson compiled on the occasion of Good Shepherd’s 50th anniversary is out of print, but you can now download and read it from the church’s website on the Church History page.