Children of the American Revolution help clean up Red Clay State park
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Red Clay clean up
GATHERING AT THE entrance to Red Clay State Park are, from left, Sarah Hood, vice president; Samuel Hood, treasurer; Amanda Michaud; Rachel Hood, president; Jackie Michaud, secretary; and Ashleigh Cook, second vice president, Tennessee CAR.
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On Oct. 19, the Col. Return Jonathan Meigs Chapter of the Children of the American Revolution met at Red Clay State Park to help clean up the park in preparation for the Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow held two weeks later.

They canvassed all the trails through the park, picking up trash and moving branches and small trees out of the paths. They cleaned around the stone overlook and some of the park grounds as well.

The Meigs chapter returned two weeks later at attend the Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow on Oct. 23, to learn more about Indian culture, history and customs. During an interlude in the activities, a brief business meeting was conducted in which Target and Walmart gift cards were collected to be sent to the Chemawa Indian school in Salem, Oregon. The Chemawa Indian School is a private boarding school for Native American students from grades 9-12 run by the Bureau of Indian Education, and it is one of two schools supported nationwide by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The next meeting of the CAR Meigs chapter will coincide with the Wreaths Across America ceremonies at Chattanooga Military Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 14. Later that day, the chapter is planning to prepare a meal for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald house in Chattanooga.

The Children of the American Revolution is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The local chapter (Col. Return Jonathan Meigs) is comprised of members from across Southeast Tennessee, including Cleveland. Full membership is based on a child or youth (under the age of 21) being able to prove that they had an ancestor that aided the cause for American independence (such as being a veteran, a civil servant, providing material aid to the cause, etc.). Anyone with an interest in the history of the American Revolution is welcome to attend the meetings and participate in the activities.