PIQUA — The Piqua-Lewis Boyer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take part in the National DAR Day of Service, Oct. 8, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding on Oct. 11, 1890, of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Piqua-Lewis Boyer Chapter will assist at the Hobart Community Kitchen, 25 N. Mulberry St., Troy. Members will help in serving the evening meal and give whatever other assistance is needed at the facility.
During the current three-year administration coinciding with the 125th anniversary celebration, the national organization has issued a challenge to complete 10 million hours of service to America. While the National DAR Day of Service is one day of nationwide service, it is just an example of the work that members have been completing for 125 years in communities across the nation.
“Here in Miami County, the Piqua-Lewis Boyer Chapter, for example, serves by sponsoring breakfast for the veterans. Members tutor students and are active throughout the community, taking part in activities such as indexing church records, tutoring, mission work camps, supply school bags and health kits, saving soup labels and box tops for education, working on a quilt to be auctioned for missions, and work with Bible schools. We are proud to carry out DAR’s mission to celebrate our American way of life,” said Debbie Miller, chapter regent. “Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of American Revolution is eligible for membership and to enjoy the benefits of joining. We are eager to welcome new members to our chapter, and we have volunteers available to help them research and complete their genealogy in order to apply for membership.”
Prospective members should visit www.DAR.org or call 937-771-3099 for information.
This article was submitted by the Piqua-Lewis Boyer Chapter of the DAR.