Local DAR members attend Continental Congress
Special to The Herald
On July 7-11, our nation’s capital welcomed more than 4,000 members of one of its foremost service organizations with the arrival of the Daughters of the American Revolution for the 119th Continental Congress to celebrate their hard work and accomplishments during the past year in service to God, home and country.
During the week, reports of members’ enthusiastic dedication to historic preservation, education and patriotism made it clear that the DAR is playing an important role in cities and towns across the country.
Attending from Yazoo Chapter NSDAR were Wendy Davis Cartwright, Priscilla Allen Harper, Sarastelle Jones Sigrest and Janet Looney Whittington.
Whittington was installed MSSDAR State Regent and Polly Hunter Grimes, Tombigbee Chapter, as NSDAR Vice President General on Sunday, July 11, as Yazoo Chapter members beamed with pride. Whittington is also National Chairman of the DAR Good Citizen Award. Sigrest is NSDAR Correspondent docents Chairman and serves on the Continental Congress President General’s Project and Memorial Service Committees. Cartwright is MSSDAR Genealogical Library Chairman and Chairman of the Special Services Committee at Continental Congress.
On July8, MSSDAR members wearing antebellum period dresses welcomed over 100 DAR invited guests to the Rosalie Garden Party. Guests enjoyed an afternoon tea and conversation as the MSSDAR ladies wearing period costumes served as hostesses. The 60-year old Rosalie Garden Party tradition began in the 1950s when the MS Daughters even brought a cotton bale to D.C.
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