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DAR plans events for year

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by Jane Massey for the Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson DAR
Members of the Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter in Lancaster County recently met to plan up coming events for the 2017-18 year. This year there will be projects for local veterans and literacy and programs on conservation, local history and the Constitution.
Sept. 17 was Constitution Day, when the delegates of the 1787 Constitution Convention met for the last time. Of the 55 attending delegates, only 39 actually signed the Constitution. Those who signed from South Carolina were Pierce Butler, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and John Rutledge.
The Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson was organized and charted in 2010 and is named for the mother of President Andrew Jackson.
The national organization was founded in 1890 with the mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. These timeless, overarching principles keep the DAR strong and vitally relevant in this ever-changing world.
Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who helped achieve American independence is eligible to join the DAR.
She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death, as well as of the Revolutionary War service of her patriot ancestor.
For details, contact Jane Massey at jamassey1@yahoo.com.