DAR Honorees

Phyllis Davis and Fran Smedley of the Blue Star Mothers, Kathy Avery, Regent of the Rebecca Dewey DAR Chapter, State Regent Gina LaCroix, and Bob Cooley (from left).

THREE OAKS — The Rebecca Dewey Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honored several area people on July 11.

Bob Cooley received the Outstanding Work in Historic Preservation Award and Medal for his work in historic preservation in the county.

In Community Service, the Chapter members awarded the Blue Star Mothers of Buchanan. Phyllis Davis, charter member, remarked that the award is for all Blue Star Mothers whose work in serving our service members is a precious sisterhood.

The Outstanding Woman in History award was given posthumously to Gladys Lyon, a World War One veteran who died in service in France in 1919. She is buried in Galien.

THe Outstanding Work in Media honor was given to Trisha Sloma of WNDU, South Bend, for her commitment, outstanding reporting, and activism to achieve changes in bus stop safety for children.

Finally, The Dewey (a first annual award for Outstanding Chapter Member) was given to Tifanni Dash. Her commitment and many hours serving in the Rebecca Dewey Chapter, was recognized by her fellow Chapter members.

The Chapter was pleased to welcome DAR of Michigan State Regent, Gina LaCroix and two members of the Algonquin Chapter of Benton Harbor. Rebecca Dewey Chapter’s next meeting will be August 8th at 10:00 am in Three Oaks. Email rebecca.deweyto@gmail.com for location and further information on the NSDAR.

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