Daughters of the American Revolution
The Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held its April meeting at the McClurg Museum in Westfield with nine members present.
Regent Antoinette Sherman and Chaplain Ann Wood led the chapter in the opening ritual.
The Present General's message was read by Phyllis Noble and Mercy Warren read an article by Jennifer S. Minus, chairman of the National Defense Committee. The article which appeared in "The National Defender" urges all citizens to honor this country everyday, not just on holidays. It emphasized the need to study and remember American history in order to ensure that the U.S. has a strong national defense. More than 700 members of the DAR are veterans.
There was a discussion of the condition of some headstones of patriots buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Fredonia. The chapter will identify and determine which may need to be replaced and explore funding for the project.
The chapter voted to donate for the restoration of the fountain which will be placed in front of the McClurg Museum.
Tote bags for veterans in the VA hospital in Buffalo to use upon discharge will be collected. Anyone interested in donating bags may leave them off at Pro Hardware in Westfield or contact Lisa Sedlmayer at 679-7936.
Carol Abell, corresponding secretary, was hostess for the month.
The DAR welcomes new members. For information on establishing eligibility, Contact Registrar Dawn Ubaney at 679-1218.