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Fort Steuben Chapter DAR inducts member, learns about museum

October 23, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

The Fort Steuben Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met Sept. 15 at the Fort Steuben where Jo Ann Morrison, Regent, presided.

Chaplain Diane Bowers gave the invocation and blessing.

The program was presented by Linda McNeil, curator of the Hancock County Museum in New Cumberland.

New member DeeAnn Green Marzalak was welcomed and inducted into the chapter by Registrar Mary Webster and Bowers.

Morrison introduced perspective members, Carol Dulaney, Charlotte Hutchinson, Mary Ann Jesse, Mary Wood, Nita Resler and McNeil.

The "Indian Minute" was given by Lorna Young, who will be reporting on the five major tribes of Ohio. She noted the Shawnee Indians who moved into the upper Ohio Valley around 1720 and were well established in southern and central Ohio by 1750. Among well known Shawnee Chiefs were Blue Jacket and Tecumseh.

The "National Defender Minute" was given by Susan Brown, who reported that David H. Petraeus of the CIA was the guest speaker at Continental Congress in July. He thanked the DAR for its continued support of service men.

Schools Chairman Nancy Valles reported that material for the JAC Contest had been sent to the local schools.

There will be a workshop for perspectives on at 6:30 pm. today at First Christian Church in Weirton.

The next DAR meeting will be held at Scaffidi's Restaurant in Steubenville. Guest speaker will be Gary Timmons for the Sons of the American Revolution discussing the project Wreaths Across America. Cheryl Kelly and Bowers will be greeters.

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