DAR regent honored

Friday, April 11, 2008
Photos submitted Bonnie Scheuchenzuber and Lisa Jackson

Submitted by Jayne Woods

Fourteen members and three guests of the Robert Lewis Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), met for lunch at Village Manor in March.

Regent Bonnie Scheuchenzuber presented Lisa Jackson with a community service award in appreciation of her efforts in the city beautification project. Lisa is also a member of the local Moms on a Mission (MOM) group who were the speakers of the day.

Sandy Wakham and Barbara Blackmore reported on their ongoing efforts to support those Marshall County troops currently deployed. Their emphasis is to send boxes of items from home that the soldiers might be missing, plus special things for the holidays, like live Christmas trees and 4th of July picnic baskets. Currently there are about 20 of our soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. After the inspiring report from MOM, a motion was passed to fund an $80 live Christmas tree this year.

A report from the State Regent's Bible Project revealed that the genealogical information in 18 pre-1929 family Bibles had been photographed and this information is now ready to send on to the state representative.

The chapter received thank you letters for sending lap robes, stamps and box tops for education to various veteran projects.

There are four graves of our chapter members to be marked this year. Depending on family response, it was provisionally decided to mark the graves of Lettie Hinds, Catherine Allen and Evelyn Harris on Saturday, May 31, and the grave of Harriett Stallings on Saturday, June 7.