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Princeton DAR

PRINCETON — The Princeton-Illinois Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 5 at the Prouty Building for its monthly meeting.

Chapter member Patricia Polson presented the program “Julian Bryant, Leader of Colored Troops in the Civil War.” Bryant was Polson’s relative who worked for the equality of his troops in the U.S. Army.

Regent Sharon Bittner led the ritual with Juanita Terrance leading the pledge. Judith Munn gave the president general’s message and Nancy Gillfillan the national defense report.

Prospective members Erica Early, Leslie Gonigam and Debra Wendt were welcomed.

The regent reported the chapter’s participation in the Homestead Festival Parade and placing third in the window display contest.

Nine members attended DAR Days at Galesburg with the chapter as one of the hostesses for the day.

Regent presented to the Spring Valley Historical Assoc. a program on Revolutionary War patriot Edward Hall and family who is buried in the local cemetery.

The Constitution’s 225th anniversary was celebrated with a library display, members and churches ringing bells, and posters. Vickie Kapp is Constitution Week chairman.

Many notes of thanks were read from state officials for DAR Days participation.

Judith Munn received thanks for the many donated items presented to the veterans. Registrar Polson welcomed Agnes Ross, a new transfer member from the Kewanee Chapter. Bonnie Schutt gave a parliament procedure report.

Carol Arteberry gave the American Indian minutes. Magazine chairman Sharon Wilson asked Nancy Gillfillan to report on the DAR American Spirit magazine and the interesting articles she enjoys. Veterans chairman Gayle Little reported chapter members attended the DAR District II bingo party at the LaSalle Veterans Home with Bonnie Schutt calling. Gift baskets and a monetary donation were presented.

The Lay Light project sweatshirt was presented to resident Lucile White.

The conservation committee reported a European Hornbeam tree will be planted at the Princeton Fire Station.

Hostesses for the day were Bonnie Johnson, chairman; Carol Arteberry; Nancy Gillfillan; and Marie Roth.

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