Local DAR Chapter wins state award for American History

Pictured receiving the silver platter are (l-r) James Waldrop Chapter DAR Regent Betty Harrah, Georgia State Society Regent Barbara Blakely Chastain, James Waldrop Chapter DAR American History Chairman Phyllis King, and Georgia State Society American History Chairman Becky West.

The James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution was recently presented with the GSSDAR Award for Outstanding Work in American History. This award is given annually to the Georgia DAR Chapter that demonstrates outstanding work in the areas of activities and the American History Essay Contest.

Included in the activities are American history programs presented, public displays which relate to American history, publicity in print and broadcast minutes, and presenting Women in American History awards. The James Waldrop Chapter was also the proud sponsor of this year's 7th grade state winner for the American History Essay Contest. This essay contest is open to all students in grades 5-12.

American HIstory State Chairman Becky West of Fayetteville said, "The James Waldrop Chapter did an excellent job of promoting American history throughout the community it serves."

Phyllis King, the American History Chairman for the chapter, thanked the chapter members for their commitment to the preservation of American history.

"The James Waldrop Chapter members are enthusiastic about history," Publicity Chairman Ann Eldredge remarked. "I'm sure the children remember the programs on the Constitution as we provide a glimpse into its writing and how our ancestors lived. Over the past few years, we have spoken to over 1500 Fayette County youth about America and its beginnings."

The James Waldrop Chapter DAR is chartered in Fayetteville and has been active in promoting American history and patriotism since their charter date in April 2007.

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