DAR meets at Log Village
James Harlan Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution met Saturday morning, Sept. 28, at the Log Village on the Old Thresher grounds in Mt. Pleasant. Nineteen members and guests gathered in Oak Ridge School, recently completed to replicate the Half-Breed Tract School, which was built in the late 1830s and stood in northern Lee County.
After Vice-Regent Barbara Welander led the opening rituals and presided at the short business meeting, Martha Allen and Pat White presented Martha Hayes with the DAR Community Service Award.
Dr. Bob Welander then talked about the history of the Log Village, which started in 1976 as a Bicentennial project by Explorer Post 1846. After a sack lunch, Gayle Olson served homemade apple crisp, made with hand-churned butter.
Others attending: Registrar Carol Klopfenstein, Chaplain Jo Ann Stout, Laura Beattie, Wilma Whitham, Sylvia Ridinger, Janet Mills, Carol Messer, Margaret Carlson, Maria Whetsler, Mary Savage, Secretary Pat Brown, Kayleigh Septer, Waunita Gibbons and special guest, Linda Dorn.
The next meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Oct. 26, at the Herbert Hoover Library and Museum in West Branch.
All members of DAR descend from a patriot who fought in the American Revolution. The objectives of DAR are historical preservation and the promotion of education and patriotic endeavors. For information on joining DAR, contact Carol Klopfenstein, 319-257-6987.