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Christmas continues for local DAR chapter

By Staff | Jan 27, 2017

Shepherdstown Pack Horse Ford Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) held its annual Christmas tea in the home of Richard and Kathy Klein’s home in Shepherdstown on Saturday, Jan. 21. About 25 members and guests enjoyed dainty sandwiches, homemade cookies and rum cake.

The highlight of the tea included the newest grandchild of the Kleins, nine-week old Hayden William Gibson, with his mother Kara, who is a chapter member. Guests included Lois Campbell, Judi Yost and Shepherd University student, Jacob Younker. Jacob was one of two recipients who was presented with the Ruth Thacher Scholarship, donated by the Chapter and selected by Shepherd University Foundation. Jacob introduced himself and talked about his achievements and goals.

As part of the holidays, on Dec. 5, 11 chapter members met to stuff 90 handmade Christmas stockings with small gifts for Veterans.

The gifts included pocket dictionaries, 2017 calendars, note pads and pens, playing cards, puzzle books, white socks, candy and comfort items. Female program participants also received hair bands, pedicure sets and hair brushes.

Tucked into each of the stockings was a colorful handmade Christmas card made by students in four classes at Valley View Elementary School in Martinsburg a project initiated by Chapter member Laura Huffman.

Students drew pictures, pasted cut-outs as well as wrote heart-warming messages.

For another holiday project, Chapter member Marilee Cunningham sent Christmas card bundles and monetary contributions to the Elk River DAR Chapter for Veterans in the Clarksburg area.

Those who would like to help others as a member of the Pack Horse Ford Chapter should contact Regent Kathy Sholl at 304-876-1250.

Catch the spirit and visit “http://www.DAR.org”>www.DAR.org.