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Young receives Community Service Award

Apr 23, 2013
Photo by: Contributed Donald E. Young, left, is presented with the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Community Service Award by Pat White, right, at the James Harlan Chapter of DAR’s meeting on Saturday, April 20.

James Harlan Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution met Saturday morning, April 20, at the Fellowship Cup in Mt. Pleasant, where 18 members and guests gathered.

After Regent Sylvia Blaesing led the opening rituals, Donald E. Young was presented with the DAR Community Service Award.

Wilma Lewis-Witham then presented, “Iowa’s Female Civil War Major,” the story of Mehitable Owen Cooper Fox Ellis Woods. A short business meeting followed. Hostesses for the meeting were Maria Whetsler and Jane Neil.

Others attending were Registrar Carol Klopfenstein, Chaplain Jo Ann Stout, Vice-Regent Barbara Welander, Helen See, Sylvia Ridinger, Janet Mills, Carol Messer, Margaret Carlson, Mary Savage, Pat White, Secretary Pat Brown, Kayleigh Septer and special guest, Waunita Kerr Gibbons.

The next gathering will be, May 23, at Forest Home Cemetery. The Chapter will honor and decorate the monument of Charles Shepherd, Revolutionary soldier.

The next meeting will be at 10 a.m. on June 22, at the Muscatine History and Industry Center.

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.

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