Elizabeth Zane Chapter, D.A.R. hosts annual Christmaas Party

Members of the local DAR chapter in Upshur County gather for their annual Christmas Party.

BUCKHANNON — The Elizabeth Zane Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) recently held their annual Christmas party.

During the party members of the chapter were asked to bring a jar of peanut butter to donated to the Upshur Parish House food pantry. The Upshur Parish House is a nonprofit organization which offers help to those in need while offering inspiration. The house appreciates any and all help and donations made to the cause.

D.A.R. is a service organization for women that was founded over 125 years ago. The organization has three goals which are historic preservation, education and patriotism. D.A.R. preserves old documents, buildings, revolutionary gravesites and place historical monuments around the world. Chapters support D.A.R. schools, provide college scholarships, sponsor essay contests and summer camps. Finally, the women volunteer time in communities, support the armed forces, sponsor constitution activities and participate in naturalization ceremonies.

The Elizabeth Zane Chapter of the D.A.R. is the local chapter for Upshur County. Women who are 18 or older are eligible to join the D.A.R., provided the individual can prove relation to at least one ancestor that was a patriot in the American Revolution. Those interested can contact Georgette Ward at [email protected]

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