DAR chapter celebrates its 50th anniversary with a gala luncheon

March 24th, 2011    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

From left are Patsy Clines, DAR Honorary State Regent; Sharlene Shoaf, State Regent; and Anne Martz, Clough Valley Regent.

The Clough Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its formation with a gala luncheon at RSVP in Loveland on Feb. 19.

The chapter was founded in December 1960. The chapter name was chosen to honor the original surveyor of this area, Richard Clough Anderson. The chapter meets regularly at the Eastgate Retirement Village.

Honored guests at the celebration were Mrs Patsy Johnson Gaines, honorary Ohio State Regent, and Mrs. Sharlene Jackson Shoaf, current Ohio State Regent.

Mrs. Gaines was compelling as she brought to life the story of Betsy Ross, the maker of the American Flag, and the atmosphere of colonial Philadelphia during which th event took place.

The luncheon was a gathering of new and old faces, guests, and family members. A poignant musical slide show had been prepared by Mr. Paul Dierks, husband of member Sandra Dierks. The slide show was a retrospective of the past fifty years of the chapters’ DAR moments titled, “The Way We Were.” It evoked a mixture of a lot of laughter and some misty eyes as the slides appeared on the screen.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s organization, dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education. Membership is open for those women 10 years and older, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. The motto of the National Chapter of the DAR is “God, Home, and Country” and the Clough Valley Chapter, through its community involvement, is proud to abide by its tenets.

Parties interested in the DAR are invited to contact the Chapter Registrar, Anne Ross, at (513) 753-0335 for more information.

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