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DAR remembers Lexington and Concord

Published: Friday, May 3, 2013 3:46 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, May 3, 2013 3:48 p.m. CDT
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DAR member Nancy Gillfillan presented the program "Who was Sarah Gregg?" at the April meeting of the Princeton Chapter of the Daughter's of the American Revolution. Notes for the program wee taken from Sarah Gregg's personal, red Civil War diary.

PRINCETON — In memory of Lexington and Concord, tables were covered with Revolutionary War tent fabric and decorated with era type bottles, bowls, pouches, hardtack and games at the April coffee-time meeting of the Princeton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The program “Who was Sarah Gregg?” was presented by DAR member Nancy Gillfillan. Dressed as a Civil War nurse, Gillfillan introduced the chapter to Sarah Gregg of Ottawa, and her nursing experiences as hospital matron at Fort Butler in Springfield.

Regent Sharon Bittner led the chapter in the opening ritual. Judith Munn read the president general’s message and Lenora Carey read the National Defence.

Registrar Patricia Polson welcomed new members Heather Arnold and Jordan Philbrook. Vice-regent Evalynn Blanco presented 25-year certificates to Sue May and Sharon Clausen, who was unable to attend.

The chapter voted to purchase a marker and post for the Four Anniversaries Tree planted by the chapter at the fire station. Dedication will be at a later date.

Members were reminded that the chapter will host the DAR District II Mini Four June 6 at the Princeton First United Methodist Church. The chapter will serve refreshments at Soldiers and Sailors Park for the Festival 56 play and the bake sale Aug. 9 for the Lunch in the Park event.

Hostesses for the day were Barbara Peterson, chairman, Dolores Dace, Laura Quinn and Elizabeth Mack.

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