Signing applications to join the Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter in Clay County recently included (standing, from left) Betty Grochowski (DAR member), Ann Harshbarger, Michelle Neese, Suzanne Close, Jane Klotz (DAR Organizing Assistant), Sharon Lepper (DAR member), (seated) Jo Ann Pell and Jodi Lohrman (Organizing Regent). Not pictured: Donna Hostetler, Teea Lunsford and Jessie Thomas.
The first gathering of local women meeting to form a Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter in Clay County took place Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Clay County Genealogical Library in Center Point.
The mission of DAR is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.
Any woman 18-older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership.
For more information on joining the Clay County DAR Chapter, call Jodi Lohrman at 812-201-8704, or Jane Klotz at 317-842-0743. Those interested may also access information at the DAR website, www.dar.org.