The Mount Hermon Ruritan Club is celebrating 75 years of fellowship, goodwill and community service this year. They invite the community to join the celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Mount Hermon Ruritan Club on Tennis Court Road, Mount Hermon. There will be a program which will include Billy Ray Gill, a 60-year member of the club whose father and uncle were charter members and DeShea Miller, who joined as a high school student and whose father was also a charter member. Lee Bond, Mount Hermon School Principal. will highlight the relationship, both past and present, between the club and the school. The program will conclude with a brief presentation from Ruritan National President and First Lady, Glen and Linda Broadwater, from Johnson City, Tennessee, who will help commemorate this significant milestone in the Mount Hermon community. A reception will follow.
The Mount Hermon Ruritan Club is the only Ruritan National club in Louisiana and joins nearly 25,000 members throughout the United States that work to improve more than 900 local communities. Ruritan is a civic service organization made up of local clubs in urban areas, small towns and rural communities. The name Ruritan comes from a combination of the Latin words for open country "ruri" and small town "tan," interpreted as pertaining to rural and small town life.
Raymond Cade, Mount Hermon Ruritan Club President, says “For 75 years, men and women in our community have lived the Ruritan mission and have dedicated themselves to improving our community and building a better America. We want to celebrate what they have accomplished and also look forward to what is ahead for our club. We invite the community to come out and celebrate with us and learn more about this great organization.”