The Waw-wil-a-way Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution members and guests met on Aug. 6 at the Hillsboro First Presbyterian Church. After a delicious luncheon provided by Susan Parker and Judy Hornsby, the chapter enjoyed an interesting and informative program presented by Mary Hawthorne entitled, “Patriotic Music: The Music that Moved a Nation.”
The music spanned from the American Revolution, the War of 1812, through the Civil War and the world wars. Topics included how words and music came about such as “Yankee Doodle,” “Dixie,” “Over There” and many others.
After the program a short business meeting was held. Regent Hannah Rach reported on the Continental Congress held in Washington, D.C. from June 13-19. The new national president general, Ann Turner Dillon, and Ohio Regent Nancy Wright were installed for three-year terms. Members attending were Hannah Rach, Jane Stowers, Jill Troike, Judy Hornsby and CAR member Emma Lerch. The opening ceremony included fireworks and a large American flag descending from the ceiling. The DAR broke the Guinness Book of World Records by writing 100,904 letters to military personnel in one month.
Tonia Edwards, registrar, has created a newsletter for all members, and Hannah Rach also started a Waw-wil-a-way Facebook page to keep us connected. The group will be creating a chapter website also. It donated $60 in gift cards to teachers for their students in Clendenen, W.Va. who were affected by floods.
Attending the meeting were two prospective members. Margaret “Maggie” Fowee was approved for membership and Amy Craig was introduced.
Members Joyce Patton and Marianna Morgan spent many hours over several years compiling an index of about 180 Revolutionary War veterans that lived, filed for their pensions, and are buried in Highland County. Although public records, it is a valuable tool to have the information compiled in one place.
Interested prospective members may contact registrar Tonia Edwards at [email protected] or 513-578-4911.
Submitted by Jane Stowers.