PatriotSix Mile Prairie Society,
Children of the American Revolution

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     Six Mile Prairie Society, Children of the American Revolution, was organized on August 5, 1979, in Granite City, Illinois.  Drusilla Andrews Chapter, DAR sponsored the Society for many years. Belleville Chapter DAR is the present sponsor.

     Six Mile Prairie Society, began with eleven Charter Members.  We have always been a small group, but active on the local and state levels.

     Friendships have been made by the children that span the United States, and, in one case, even a lifelong pen pal from Poland!
 
     In the beginning we met in members’ homes, but we all seem to enjoy exploring historic places.  Usually, our meetings are held on Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
    
Fundraising activities are an important part of all organizations.  Some we have held have been: selling lemonade, recycling aluminum cans, selling Statue of Liberty pins, and hand made Holiday pins.  Always, all local DAR and SAR Chapters have been generous in supporting us.

     Activities have been varied, such as marching in parades; visiting Veterans Homes; USO; Cahokia Courthouse; Pierre Menard Home; Jarrot Mansion; the City Museum in St. Louis; Whitehaven, the home of Ulysses S. Grant; the new Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, in Hartford, IL; and viewing the eagles in Alton, IL.

     In the process of being active members, the children learn parliamentary procedure, patriotism, and United States History.

     Any young person under the age of 21 is eligible for membership if he or she is lineally descended from a man or woman who, with unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of the American Independence as a soldier, sailor, civil officer, or recognized patriot in one of the several Colonies or States, or of the United States.  The prospective member must also be personally acceptable to the respective society.

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