Daughters of the American Colonists hosts dedication

Staff Report
Pictured (L-R, back): State Regent Elizabeth Sewell, Pat Gallagher, Candace Binder, Lora McDaniel, Marian Harden; (L-R, front): National Treasurer Myra Tener, Organizing Chapter Regent Brittney Kean, Susan Cunningham, Betty Kean, National President Mary Armstrong, Cielle Clemenceau, National Parliamentarian Kay Crews, Mondra Fazel

The Thomas Jefferson Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists (DAC) was proud to host the dedication of the Organizing Chapter Regent’s project at the Ascension Veterans Park on Saturday, Oct. 3.

The project was to repair damaged War of 1812 panels. The speakers did not disappoint with their research of both the War of 1812, sometimes referred to as “The Forgotten War,” and NSDAC. In attendance were Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux, Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre, and the CAO to the Parish President, John Diez. Also in attendance were National President Mary Armstrong, National Treasurer Myra Tener, and National Parliamentarian Kay Crews. A member of the Thomas Jefferson Chapter graciously made a bear that was raffled off at the event. The proceeds, totaling $153, were donated to the Veterans Park. A $100 donation was made to Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana, Chapter 1 at the event. A $100 donation was made to the Magnolia Care Center Veterans Home at a later date, as they were not able to attend. After the event was over, the leftover food and drinks were donated to the Gonzales Fire Department.