Honoring World War I 'Doughnut Girl'

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

At right, getting ready to place bouquets of flower at the foot of a photo of Helen Purviance are Alice Stickler (second from right), vice regent of the Samuel Huntington branch of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Elizabeth Howard of the state DAR, during the Helen Purviance Day celebration on Saturday, April 14, at the Huntington County Courthouse. Purviance, a Huntington native, was honored in a centennial celebration for being the World War I "Doughnut Girl" to American soldiers as part of her Salvation Army service.