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CAR Group Comes to Town

By Staff | Dec 19, 2014

A new chapter of the National Society Children of the American Revolution, (CAR) has come to the Eastern Panhandle.

In a special event held last Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Shepherdstown Train Station, society and senior officers for the club were installed.

The organizing meeting featured a presentation by West Virginia CAR state president, Charla Nutter, as well as greetings by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Pack horse Ford Chapter regent, Cheryl Brown and National Sons of the American Revolution General Adam Stephen Chapter president, Joe Khare among others.

Charter members of the children’s chapter include: Taylor Fritz, Sam Lake, Michael Cress, Carmen Cress, Carsyn Blenker, Cierra Cress, Johnna Nicewarner, Caroline Fritz, Gemma Hale, Amanda Jackson, Matthew Murray, Madison Murray, Richard Huffman, Kate Huffman, Cameron Sholl, Christian Sholl, Nathanson Gageby, and Jennaya Gageby. Additional charter members will be added during the coming year.

The mission of the CAR is listed as follows: “trains good citizens, develops leaders and promotes love of the United States of America and its heritage among young people.”

Senior Organizing president Tara Fritz said a group of children whose parents and grandparents were DAR or SAR members, began the origination out of personal interest.

Local CAR members simply need have an ancestor tied to the American revolution in some way according to Fritz.

Children participate in community service projects and activities designed to preserve patriotism.

“It’s educational and it’s also to educate the community as well.”

“It’s completely run by the children,” she said.

The Pack Horse Ford Daughters of the American Revolution chapter serves as sponsors for the group.

For more information about the new chapter, email hblnscar@aol.com.