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DAR members view Revolutionary War plaque at the old courthouse

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Jane Whitehead, vice Regent, called the meeting to order and welcomed guests and members.
The DAR Ritual, Pledge of Allegiance, Americans Creed, and the Preamble were recited, followed by singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
Requested that pop tabs, box tops, Campbell soup labels, and gel or crystal packs be saved and turned in at the April meeting to help with NSDAR projects.
Whitehead read the conservation minute, the National Defense message, and the American Indian minute. Jayne Newman read the President General’s message
Minutes of the July 13 meeting were read and approved.
The guest, Marilynn Bell, talked about preserving the Handi House or the Ridgeway House as it was called by its first owner, Col. William Brown. Bell also requested histories of the early pioneers of Harrison County for a new book, Harrison County, Kentucky - History & Families. The submission deadline is Nov. 23,2013.
There will be a reception for Sharon Withers on Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. in Lexington.
The next meeting will be Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Health Department on Hwy. 62. Joel Nahari, ROTC Officer at Pendleton County High School, will be the guest speaker.
Benediction was given and the meeting adjourned. After the meeting, members went to the old Harrison County Courthouse and viewed the plaque listing the names of Revolutionary War soldiers who settled in Harrison County. Pictures were then taken of DAR attendees. Judge Executive Alex Barnett talked about the history of the old courthouse and discussed efforts in securing funds to repair the building.