DAR honors founding with national day of service

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Dixon community members enjoy lunch at the Senior Center Thursday, Oct. 17. (Courtesy photo)

The Kuilix Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored the anniversary of DAR’s founding Oct. 11, 1890, by participating in the DAR National Day of Service, an annual event in which chapters and individuals are encouraged to engage in meaningful service projects in their communities.

Kuilix members helped prepare and serve lunch, followed by cleanup at the Senior Center in Dixon, Montana, Thursday, Oct. 17. More than 20 members of the Dixon community were served breakfast for lunch with French toast, eggs and sausage.

Kuilix Chapter has held several of their monthly meetings at the Center and enjoy having lunch there afterward.

“We love having our meetings at the Center because it is central to where our members come from, and having lunch there is so convenient,” said Sandy Taylor, Acting Chapter Regent. “When deciding what we wanted to do as a chapter for the DAR National Day of Service, it was natural for us to want to serve them.”

Kuilix Chapter was formed in 2012 to accommodate members in the Valley so they would not have to travel to Missoula or Kalispell to participate in Chapter activities. Members live in St. Ignatius, Ronan, Polson, Charlo, Plains, Thompson Falls and Trout Creek.

DAR is a non-profit, non-partisan professional organization of chapters in all 50 states, its territories, and 13 other countries dedicated to historic preservation, education and patriotism for all women who love America and the principles of liberty and equal opportunity for all.

Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War.

With more than 188,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the worlds largest and most active service organizations.

DAR members are committed to volunteer service having served more than 12.5 million hours in communities throughout the world during the past three years.

To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org or connect with DAR on social media at facebook.com/TodaysDAR, twitter.com/TodaysDAR and youtube.com/TodaysDAR.

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