The Sallie Harrison NSDAR Chapter celebrated its 100th anniversary on November 17 at the Noah’s Event Venue in Lake Mary, Florida. This chapter is one of the more than 3000 chapters across the country and is among the 100 plus chapters in Florida. With more than 200 members who range in age from 18-98, the chapter represents a diverse blend of the young and the old who bring their energy to promote the mission of DAR and give back to the community.
Several Lake County DAR Chapters attended the celebration: Bertha Hereford Hall, Ocklawaha, and Puc Puggy. Vice President General Ginger Poffenberger brought greetings from President General Ann Turner Dillon. State Regent Dawn Lemongello read an interesting article written by the 1918 President General. The Sallie Harrison Chapter was formed just as WWI was ending. Members raised funds to supply much needed aspirin for the troops in London and France and bought war bonds. They knitted and rolled bandages as well as sewing clothing for the Belgian relief program. The chapter continues to donate time, money, and effort to many national and state projects.
Submitted by Joyce White, Regent of Bertha Hereford Hall NSDAR of Leesburg