DAR chapter hosts holiday events
Darien’s Good Wife’s River Chapter of DAR will host its annual holiday party at the Darien Historical Society from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.
A brief meeting will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. prior to the presentation. GWR Chapter Regent Katherine Love will update members on future Connecticut state and local DAR events.
RSVP to Registrar Karen Kreitzberger Polett for attendance and food assignments by Dec. 10. Husbands and significant others are welcome to attend the event.
In addition to the Good Citizen Award, new Good Wife’s River Chapter members, transfers and reinstated members will be honored with an initiation ceremony. New GWR Chapter members include Adele Domagala; Amy deHaas, Cheryl Huffman, Marilyn Huffman, Deborah Hurrell, Caroline J. Miller and Julie Murphy; transfers are Diane S. Drugge and Emily Bryan, along with reinstated member Elizabeth Hobbs.
DAR Veteran’s Chairwoman Carol Wilder Tamme will collect comfort items for veterans at the Veteran’s Hospital in North Haven. Delivery will be made prior to the holidays and total dollar amounts of the donation should be marked on a paper inside each bag.
The Darien DAR Chapter also participates in and promotes the annual Wreaths Across America project. Good Wife’s River DAR Chapter members partner with Darien’s Monuments and Ceremonies Commission in wreath fundraising efforts. Several local businesses and Darien High School sports teams and the DHS Support Our Soldiers student group also donate and fundraise for the wreaths. The 2015 wreath laying is planned for noon Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Spring Grove Veteran’s Cemetery in Darien. Spring Grove is the oldest of the three official Veteran’s Cemeteries in the state. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in this wreath laying event.
The National Society DAR is celebrating the 125th year of its founding in 2015. Membership in the DAR is open to any woman age 18 or older who can trace her direct lineage to a patriot who served the cause of American Independence during the Revolutionary War. For applications and information, call 203-656-0857.