After lunch the Chapter recognized Barbara Delores Messner Krider of Columbia City. She has been a member of the chapter for 60 years. She was presented a certificate and bouquet of flowers. Barbara’s sister Katherine Chaffins, also a 60 year Chapter member, and her daughter-in law, were with her for this special occasion. Barbara’s mother, two aunts, and another sister were all life members of our Chapter. After that was the installation of the newest member, Peggy Warfield Wise of Churubusco. She received a DAR pin, folder of materials and a rose.
Membership in DAR is open to all women who are the direct descendent of an American Revolutionary War Soldier or one who supported the war. If you would like more information or would like to see if you have a Patriot in your family history, please contact Charlotte Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org or 244-7322. In addition, chapter members are available at the Peabody Public Library on the third Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon to assist those interested.