DAR hosts guests interested in genealogy
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 8:00 pm
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lohaus of Fulton was the setting for a meet and greet coffee on behalf of the Jacob Flournoy chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Serving as hostesses were Peggy Lohaus, Mary Harris, Rose Oliver, Alice Voegeli and Ramona Moon.
The dining table was centered with a large fresh floral arrangement composed of acuba, Japanese painted fern, Asiatic lilies and calla lilies. Keurig coffees, cold peach tea, ham and rolls, chicken salad with crackers, sausage dip with Frito scoops, assorted fresh fruit trays, nuts and sweet bread were served to the guests and DAR members.
Regent Sallie Ferguson was introduced by Ms. Harris. Mrs. Ferguson welcomed the visitors and distributed a handout with a brief explanation of DAR. She stated membership is open to all women who can trace their ancestry, with legal documents, back to a patriot of the American Revolution. Guests and chapter members took turns introducing themselves and giving personal information about their personal American Revolution ancestor.
Invited guests included Laura Dassing, Pat Frazier, Carol Howell, Claudia Lamb, Vonciel Leyhue, Joan Livingston, Allie Lusk, Nancy Nettles, Scarlet Paitsel, Debbie Parker, Marda Pate, Amelia Prater, Anne Robertson and Susan Rushing. The guests were interested in genealogy and tracing their ancestors back to the Revolutionary War.
Memberships in the Daughters of the American Revolution honors and preserves the legacy of Patriot ancestors. More than 200 years ago, American patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms Americans enjoy today. As a member of DAR, through participation in the society’s various programs and activities, women can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education and patriotic endeavors.
DAR provides the opportunity to contribute to important service projects, honor and preserve the legacy of patriotic ancestors, make lifelong friends, participate in unique social and service-oriented programs within the community, be involved in a variety of programs that provide something for everyone, gain valuable leadership experience and establish a network of contacts all over the world.
Elaine Allen also gave those present copies of the Patriotic Express. This was an online and printed publication, published by the Kentucky Daughters of the American Revolution.
Published in The Messenger 7.11.12