Martintown Road Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, concluded its 49th year in meaningful service projects.
Chapter members collected 1,017 Coke bottle caps, 132 Box Tops for Education and 26 ink cartridges sent to Tamassee DAR School, Tamassee, S.C., for purchasing textbooks and other educational materials. Walmart gift cards worth $600 were sent to the school as Christmas gifts for the resident students.
The chapter donated 630 pieces of candy to North Augusta Department of Public Safety Trunk or Treat and quarterly delivered Grab-n-Go snacks to the officers.
Christmas gifts were delivered to veterans at the Augusta VA hospital. The chapter sent $430 to DAR Project Patriot. Support is focused on the following groups: women serving in the military; wounded military personnel at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany; the Warrior Transition Brigade at Walter Reid National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.; and the Warrior and Family Support Center, San Antonio, Texas. A total of 12,400 manufacturers coupons were clipped, collected and mailed to support Coupons for our Troops.
Daughters logged over 1,000 community service hours in the Service to America program. The chapter wreath was laid at the Veterans Day Ceremony at Wade Hampton Park and the Memorial Day Ceremony at American Legion Post 71. The chapter purchased a book on the National Society’s wish list for the DAR library in Washington, DC.
“Daring Dicey Langston, SC Female Revolutionary Patriot,” “Honeybees as Pollinators,” “Using DNA to Help Identify Your Ancestors” and “Rivers, Rails, and Roads” were topics for this year’s chapter programs.
The end of the school year saw the following seniors presented with the DAR NJROTC award and medal: Cadet/PO3 Chloe Drawdy – North Augusta High School; Taylor Compton – Midland Valley High School; Cadet/SCPO Chrislyn Schadler – Silver Bluff High School. The DAR Youth Citizenship medals and certificates were awarded to eighth-grade students Catherine Newman and Thomas Cook – North Augusta Middle School; Quinn Schreiber and Colyn Moore – Paul Knox Middle; Anna Hickey and Kyler Slagle – Our Lady of Peace School; and MacKenzie Perry and Ethan Tesch – Victory Baptist School.
Glenda Flowers and Jennifer Creswell were welcomed as new members. Hollis Burns transferred in while Sue Hinderlider joined the chapter as a reinstated daughter. Ten-year membership anniversary certificates were received by Barbara Graybill and Susan Turner; 20 years – Cynthia Taylor; 40 years – June (Sandie) Griffeth; 50 years – Mary Eleanor Smith.