Daughters of the American Revolution
The Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 7, at the Brighton home of Nancy Anderson. Eight members and one pending member attended the meeting.
A check in the amount of $50 was presented to the chapter on behalf of Lexi Marek. Lexi was the recipient of a Questers Award at the Iowa State Fair for her 4-H history project. She would like the funds to be used for the Alexander Young cabin.
Regent Mangold reported the Washington chapters of Questers are combining their efforts to secure a grant for the Alexander Young cabin. The chapter will decide the time period they want to emphasize with the contents of the cabin, and the items in the cabin will be evaluated to see which items fit that period.
Plans were made for the DAR entry in the 175th anniversary celebration of Washington. Members will dress in period costume and walk or ride in the parade. The chapter has ordered new banners that will better represent the organization to the public. In conjunction with the 175th anniversary celebration, Rosemary Harris will organize a window display in the middle window of The Village boutique showcasing the life of Ola Babcock Miller.
Janice Twinam of the Washington County Genealogical Society has invited members to a remembrance of Ruth and Steve Viggers. The Viggerses were instrumental in obtaining and supporting Conger House in Washington. Ruth Viggers was a DAR past regent and very active in the chapter. The event will be held at 7 p.m., May 6, in the lower level of the Washington Public Library.
Regent Mangold read her annual president’s letter highlighting the activities of the chapter. Denise Preston, Joan Johnston and Nancy Anderson volunteered to be on the program committee for 2014-15.
The next meeting will be a brunch on Saturday, May 3, at the home of Julie Mangold. The members journeyed to the Brighton Hillcrest Cemetery to view the grave of patriot Samuel Lewis.
The Washington Chapter of DAR welcomes new members. Anyone interested should contact Julie Mangold at 319-698-2033 or any of the other members.