DAR members welcome new members, honor long-time members


BELLVILLE — Jared Mansfield Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, met Friday at the Ohio Genealogical Society. Membership Chair Sheila Larson introduced the chapter’s two new members: Erin Van Sanderson Lammers and Linda Grubaugh Collins. Each took the oath of membership, received a DAR pin and a yellow rose.

Chaplain Patricia Jennings presented five certificates to members. Patricia Potter Gardner to celebrate her 90thbirthday; for 20 years of DAR membership to Betty Korb Korol, Sarah Shawver Kuhn and Barbara Huff McBride; and for 45 years of DAR membership to Jeanne Mowery Hillman.

Verona Drane, director of Habitat for Humanity was the guest speaker. Through the program, families spend 250-500 hours volunteering in the many aspects of the work required to make the house ready for them to move in. Homebuyers also must attend several mandatory workshops that are helpful to homeowners such as: budgeting, small home repair, basic plumbing, and fire safety. Verona also explained about the ReStore and how its mission to help others can be helped by donations and purchases.

The chapter is sponsoring Wreaths Across America to honor our Veterans at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. Members will take part in the National Remembrance Ceremony on Dec. 15 at Rittman to place wreaths on graves. Members also will participate in the Mansfield Veterans Day Parade and program on Nov. 11. This will be the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

The next DAR Chapter meeting is the annual Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 7. Jill Donnenwirth, outreach service managerof the Domestic Violence Shelter will be guest speaker.

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Staff report