DAR chapter celebrates new year with maple tree planting in new park


DAR chapter celebrates new year with maple tree planting in new park

From left are Sarah Ford, Cheryl Petty, Betsy Seckman, Regent Anna Shaffer, Mary Bush, Kathy Von Arb, Todd Snackenberg, Ginger Hoogesteger, Nena Manci, Pattie Martin, Beth Hill. // SUBMITTED PHOTO

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

On Thursday, Jan. 11, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Old Glory Chapter kicked off the new year in partnership with the City of Franklin by focusing attention on Franklin’s Urban Forestry Department.

At their January meeting, Conservation Committee Chairman Kathy Von Arb introduced Todd Snackenberg, City Arborist for Franklin.  Snackenberg shared a slide presentation featuring some of Franklin’s tree projects, events and issues of the past year.

At a brief ceremony led by Mary Bush, Chaplain, the chapter donated an “October Glory” maple tree to the City of Franklin in honor of the chapter’s former Regents. The tree was planted at the new park on Third Avenue, just off Hillsboro Road. Old Glory presented a plaque commemorating the donation.

DAR strives to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism through commemorative events, scholarships and educational initiatives, citizenship programs, service to veterans, meaningful community service and more. For additional information about DAR and its programs, visit www.dar.org.
For more information about Old Glory Chapter, visit www.tndar.org/~oldglory or visit them on Facebook.

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