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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Nation’s Oldest Patriotic Groups Meet to Honor Constitution


Constitution Day was celebrated by Chipola Chapter, NSDAR, Blue Springs Society, C.A.R., and William Dunaway Chapter, SAR with a combined luncheon at McKinnon Hall of historic St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The Reverend Mildred Barfield spoke on "Not Without Sacrifice." The program included F.S.C.A.R. Historian Adrian Schell, Sr. State Historian Mary Robbins, Chipola Chapter Regent Dorcas Jackson, Blue Springs Society President Markie Parrish, Blue Springs Society Chaplain Thomas Melvin and Alma Milton Chipola Chapter DAR Constitution Week Chairman. The Melvin children presented a special version of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America. Vice President Robert Dunaway of the William Dunaway Chapter, SAR and Sr. Vice President of Blue Springs Society took part along with William Dunaway, President; and Harry Dunaway. Harry rang the historic St. Luke’s bell to conclude the meeting. Following the meeting a live auction was held to benefit State Regent Sue C. Bratton’s Haley House Project.

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