The Dodge City Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was represented by delegates Patty Owens, Dodge City, and Jacqualine Dunham, Plains, at the 112th state conference at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka.


    The Dodge City Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was represented by delegates Patty Owens, Dodge City, and Jacqualine Dunham, Plains, at the 112th state conference at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka.  State Regent Shirley Coupal presided over the three-day conference.  Total registered for the conference was 208.  
    Patty Owens was installed as the state librarian and is to serve for the next three years.  She invites everyone to visit the DAR and Kansas Genealogical Library in the lower level of Village Square Mall, 2601 Central, Dodge City.
     Jacqualine Dunham gave her JAC report.  Students from preschool through the 12th grade submitted 568 entries for the JAC contest.  They were to select from the categories of community service, short story, poem, photographic essay, stamp design, poster or banner, and were to follow the theme: “America, Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.”  The 124 Kansas winning entries were forwarded to south-central divisional judging.  Of these, 81 entries have been sent for national judging.  It will probably be May before the results of this judging will be known.  She encouraged every chapter to have entries for the JAC contest next year.
    The Friday noon luncheon guest speaker was retired Col. Gary LaGrange of Manhattan.  He spoke about the program “Help us Learn – Give us Hope.”
    He requested school supplies and donations for shipping school supplies to Iraq and Afganistan to establish schools there.  DAR has contributed over 9,000 pounds of school supplies, with more expected.   More about this program can be found at the e-mail address  www.helpuslearngiveushope.org.
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