Ocoee DAR giving bookmarks to fourth-graders
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Ocoee DAR
JENNIFER WHITE, speaker for the September DAR meeting, shared her delight in visiting the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. She also shared her experience with students about the construction of the statue of Benjamin Cleveland and details of how the decisions were made with information collected from family and historical records. From left are Mary Margaret Stamper, hostess; White; Regent Linda Foster; and Bess Neil, hostess.
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Ocoee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its September meeting at the Cleveland Elks Lodge. Regent Linda Foster led the ritual and pledges to the flags.

Forster gave the President’s General message, also, which included a suggestion of assisting members with expenses if need be due to these unsettled economic times.

The flags are always shared by Rhinehart Lackey. Chaplain arriet Caldwell led the prayer prior to the luncheon.

Joy Hardin shared Indian information which consisted of discussing items provided to the Indians before their removal. Jeannine Scott shared the military defense recent report. Minutes of the previous meeting were prepared by secretary Mildred Maupin and the treasurer’s report was given by Ellen McReynolds.

Chairman Mary Margaret Stamper asked for volunteers to help deliver the prepared bookmarks to Bradley County, Cleveland, Polk County and Tennessee Christian schools. Margaret Evelyn Biggs and her helper Teresa Silver volunteered to cover the Polk and Copperhill schools.

Maggie Evans will deliver to each Bradley County school and Mildred Maupin volunteered to take the Cleveland City Schools.

A thank you was given to a prospective member, Bobbie Liner, for contacting all the school directors and acquiring the number of fourth-grade students, and to Neely Printing for its work.

Mariann Dietrich introduced Jennifer White from the Museum Center at Five Points who shared her delight with having the opportunity to visit the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and her plans to share with local students.

She was especially excited seeing first-hand documents written by George Washington. She gave a PowerPoint presentation showing the research and beginning construction of the statue of Benjamin Cleveland.

Thanks were given to hostesses Mary Margaret Stamper and Bess Neil.