Sara Sheffield spoke to the local DAR chapter about recent restoration projects within Yazoo City. The Yazoo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its monthly meeting with guest Sara Sheffield, who gave the chapter an update on local historic preservation. Pictured from left are DAR members Marsha Williams, Priscilla Harper, Ava Hale and Delaine Stoner.Special to The Herald
The regular meeting of the Yazoo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held on Jan. 17 in the home of Marsha Williams.
Hostesses for the meeting were Delaine Stoner, Priscilla Harper and Ava Hale.
The meeting was opened by Regent JoAnne Collins and Chaplin Sarastelle Sigrest. The reports were given by the following members: Harper, President General’s and Rosalie’s Report; Sigrest, National Defense Report; Sue Patterson, Minutes and Women’s Issues; Hale, Treasurers Report, Conservation and Veteran Volunteer Services; Stoner, Native American Indian; Gloria Adcock, Spirit Magazine and Box Tops for Education; Collins, American Flag; and Vay McGraw, Membership.
Congratulations to the DAR Good Citizen winner, Kathryn Hamel Dooley from Benton Academy. She will be honored at the National Defense Luncheon at the MSSDAR State Conference.
Harper, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, presented the slate of officers for the 2013-2016 terms for vote. Chapter Regent Wendy Cartwright, Vice Regent JoAnne Collins, Chaplin Priscilla Harper, Treasurer Beja Everett, Registrar Ava Hale, Recording Secretary Sue Patterson, Corresponding Secretary Sarastelle Sigrest, Historian Vay McGraw, Parliamentarian Marsha Williams. Installation of officers will be held in April.
Speaker Sara Sheffield of Preservation Yazoo presented an enlightening program on historic preservation in Yazoo City, progress of the restoration of the Pugh/Blundell House and genealogy research she has done on the Pugh/Blundell family.
The Yazoo Chapter would also like to encourage the public to attend Spring Pilgrimage in Natchez and visiting the MSSDAR owned Rosalie Mansion on March 9-April 12.