Hinton Senior and Bowling News

ST. PATRICK`S DAY wearing of the green, don`t forget to plant those potatoes. In 1847 the Choctaw Nation collected $170 and sent it to Ireland to help that country during the potato famine that killed 1 million people. This week Ireland`s Prime Minster Leo Varadkar came to the Tribal Headquarters in Durant, Oklahoma to give thanks for your Act of kinship and generosity 2 Centuries ago and is memorialized in Irish books. the tie between the nations, now 171 years old, will last forever, as a sculpture called "Kindred Spirit" that memorializes the bond. Choctaw Chief Gary Baton visited Ireland for the unveiling last year. There is a scholarship benefiting Choctaw Students who wish to study in Ireland, Mr Varadkar announced. How great is this?

 

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