Above: Leandra Logan marches as Bro.
Ben Franklin in the parade of costumes
at the Biannual Supreme Assembly of
the international order of the Rainbow
Sue-Ellen Coleman, Grand Worthy Advisor in Pennsylvania Rainbow, led the
delegation of young ladies to the biannual session of the Supreme Assembly
of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, held this year in
Oklahoma City, Okla., from July 23-26. Rainbow is a service-based sorority for
young ladies between the ages of 11 and 21.
Accompanying Coleman on the 18-day bus tour that included stops in
Lexington, Ky.; Little Rock, Ark.; San Antonio, Texas; Pensacola, Fla.; Savannah,
Ga.; and Washington, D.C., were Grand Officers, Past Grand Officers and
Grand Colors. Leandra Logan, Grand Worthy Associate Advisor, represented
Pennsylvania and promoted the Order's Masonic ties by dressing as a famous
Pennsylvania Mason, Benjamin Franklin, in the costume parade. Nancy Shaw,
the Junior Past Grand Worthy Advisor, was the delegation's representative in
the Cavalcade of Flags. Angela Eberts, Past Grand Worthy Advisor 2004-2005,
served as Acting Supreme Fidelity, along with Katie Burkett, Grand Service, who
participated in the Ritualistic Perfection competition; Meredith Potocki, Grand
Faith; Katie Campbell, Grand Recorder; and Andrea Stanley, Grand Immortality.
These girls enjoyed many fun, educational and fraternal stops before and
after the sessions. They included visits to the Kentucky National Horse Park,
the Alamo, Six Flags, a cotton plantation, mining for diamonds, a barbecue with
Rainbow Girls in Georgia, a tour of the Rainbow International Supreme Temple
and a visit to the grave of Rainbow's founder, the Rev. W. Mark Sexton, who was
a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge in Oklahoma. The girls even found some
time to spend on the beach! The eventful trip concluded with a tour of the George
Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Va.
The adult leaders on the trip included Mrs. Beryl L. Hogue, Supreme
Inspector in Pennsylvania Rainbow; Mrs. Hedi Tacus; Mrs. Pamela Wenrich; Mrs.
Edith Logan; Miss Nancy Horn; and Ms. Debra Kehr.