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DAR members attend conference

Eight members of the recently formed Mary Patton chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution spent the weekend of April 31-May 2 in Knoxville attending the 105th State Conference.
The Crown Plaza Hotel was the location for workshops on Lineage, New Members, Chapter Officers, DAR Schools and large group meetings for business.
Additional activities included an opening session, a reception for the state regent, vice president general and distinguished conference guests including the president general of NSDAR and several visiting state regents.
A breakfast for DAR Schools, an Awards Luncheon, and a Chapter Regents Banquet were many of the mealtime activities.
A silent auction was held throughout the conference with gift baskets provided by many chapters. The DAR is a nonprofit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization, dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education.
Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the America Revolution is eligible to join DAR.
Members of the Mary Patton Chapter who attended this conference included Beverly Wightman, Regent; Betty Stroup, Treasurer; Fannie Mae Parsley, Vice-Regent/Chaplain; Donna Hunter, Registrar; Jacquetta Edwards, Angela Miller, Karen Sells and Dana Sawieki.