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Our 2012 -2013 DAR Good Citizens.....
DAR Good Citizens
Pictured L to R:   Sallie Corbat, DAR Good Citizens Chair; Carissa Eisenmann;
Alison Mansfield; Bryce Hieber; Kathryn Bloom, Vice-Regent
The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter honored DAR Good Citizens from 15 local
high schools at an awards ceremony at the Allen County Public Library.              
We are pleased to recognize the following outstanding students who have
demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism:
Phillip Litchfield - Bishop Dwenger HS Talitha Fischer - Leo Jr/Sr HS
Elizabeth Hess - Bishop Luers HS Bryce Hieber - New Haven HS
Leigh Flegge - Blackhawk Christian HS Anthony Kiefer - Northrop HS
Katherine Schantz - Canterbury HS Alyssa Wyatt - Northside HS
Gabriel Gemperline - Carroll HS Kenya Thomas - R. Nelson Snider HS
Zach Heck - Concordia Lutheran HS Brooklynne Beatty - South Side HS
Kristien Alexander - Heritage HS Carissa Eisenmann - Woodlan Jr/Sr HS
Alison Mansfield - Homestead HS  
Alison Mansfield was selected to represent the Mary Penrose Chapter in the
Indiana State competition, with Bryce Heiber and Carissa Eisenmann
receiving Honorable Mention. 
Congratulations to all of our DAR Good Citizens!
Congratulations on a job well done.....

martha barnhart

Martha Barnhart, Indiana State Regent 2009-2012
  We are so proud of chapter daughter Martha Barnhart who recently
 completed a three year term as Indiana State Regent.  Accomplishments of
her administration include raising over $ 100,000 for DAR Project Patriot,
furnishing rooms of the Indianapolis VA Hospital Veteran's Comfort House,
restoring access to an abandoned cemetery with a Revolutionary War
patriot's grave and providing garden benches for the campus of
DAR's Kate Duncan Smith School. 
 We look forward to supporting Martha in her next endeavor in DAR leadership
as candidate for NSDAR Treasurer General in the Young Administration!


Our marker restored!
Old Well                     Old well plaque
Many thanks to the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club for cleaning and restoring the
plaque placed by the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter at the Old Fort Well in 1960.
After 50 years of exposure to the elements, the marker had become difficult to
read. Rotary Club members scrubbed and polished the bronze marker so it is now
visible to all who behold it.  The chapter placed the marker to commemorate the
 significance of the well, which saved the old Fort Wayne from fires set by
 Indians in 1812.
Click here to see the restored plaque and read the story in the Journal Gazette.
Preserving the history of our organization......

Lay light
The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter was pleased to support the restoration of
the historic lay light ceiling in the NSDAR library.  Over 100 years old, the lay light
is comprised of 25 glass panels.  It was recently discovered that the lay light
panels were suffering from severe deterioration.  In honor of Indiana State
Regent and chapter daughter Martha Barnhart, the chapter made a donation to
to preserve this treasure.   At the 2012 NSDAR Continental Congress, Mary
Penrose Wayne Regent Pamela Schmidt was presented with a certificate of
 recognition by  President General Merry Ann T. Wright for the chapter's
                 generous contribution.  Also pictured is Regent Schmidt with the first  
restored panel.
Marking a Revolutionary War Patriot's Grave.....
During a tombstone transcription project, members discovered the grave of

Revolutionary War patriot William Berry.  With nearly 100 DAR members,

dignitaries, local citizens and Berry descendants in attendance, a DAR marker
was placed on Pvt. Berry's grave at the Old Leo Cemetery.



                                                          Gwen Shumate-Mattes



We salute Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter junior members who have recently served in the US military.   We will never forget your sacrifice!