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This picture was taken on Nov. 10, 2011 at the Rockwood VA Out-Patients Clinic.  We purchased the flag and stand for their waiting room.

This picture was taken on Nov. 10, 2011 at the Rockwood VA Out-Patients Clinic. We purchased the flag and stand for their waiting room.


Our members honored Flag Day with a Proclamation signed by County Executive Ron Woody and a ceremony on the courthouse lawn.

On June 11th we hosted our annual Flag Day Golf Tournament at Southwest Point Golf Course.  This activity is a lot of fun for both our hardworking members and the golfers.  The proceeds also go toward supporting our many charities.


Group photo

Our members were urged to attend Memorial Day remembrances in their towns.  The above members were in attendance at Bethel Cemetery in Kingston. We are proud of member Mary Burney who is a member of the Roane County Color Guard. 



Group photo

On Saturday, May 29 our group participated in the Memorial Day Parade in downtown Harriman.  We carried placards with the names of our Revolutionary War patriots.



Avery Trace Regent Jane McPherson  presents Rick Ross a donation for the Kingston Pavilion with the support of chapter members. April 2011


Avery Trace members attended the Major David Campbell DAR Grave Marking Ceremony in Dayton on April 16, 2011.



Alice Joanna Morgan Ihde received her certificate for a 25 year membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.  April 2011


Member Sophie Simon celebrated her 90th birthday escorted by her son Hugh Simons at our April chapter meeting.



Four students in Roane County Schools were recently presented the 2010-11 Good Citizens  Award from the Avery Trace Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.  This year’s recipients are:  

 Emily  Kaitlin Crabtree, daughter of Tim and Kim Crabtree, Harriman High School

Taylor Shannon Narramore, daughter of Barry and April Narramore, Midway  High School

 Amber Gail Kerley, daughter of William and Claudia Kerley, Rockwood High School

 Lauren Elizabeth Ladd, daughter of Mike and Tina Ladd, Roane County High School

 Good Citizens Award winners are selected for outstanding degrees of good citizenship, dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.  Each recipient received a $50 savings bond, courtesy of the Kingston Branch, ORNL Federal Credit Union, a $100 cash award from the Avery Trace Chapter, and a certificate, Good Citizens pin, and wallet card from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


Our inaugural golf tournament was so successful we were able to give additional help to other community causes.  Above Robert Bailey, the Roane County Heritage Commission secretary, accepts a chapter check from our Regent Jane McPherson to be applied to their Matching Grant fund.  We also donated to the Oliver Springs Historical Society for the restoration of the Abston Building, the Bowers Flag Corp, and the Kingston City Park Pavilion Account. 



members with Ms. Wimberly

Regent Jane McPherson and Vice Regent Brenda Mc Donald greet Cecile Sliger Wimberly at the March chapter meeting.  Ms. Wimberly spoke to the chapter about the accomplishments and importance of the Juniors..." Juniors- Who We Are and What We Do!"


group at cemetery sign

We are continuing our efforts to survey, photograph and catalogue all the cemeteries in Roane County.  The cemetery atlas we created was donated to the Roane County Heritage Commission Library to make it accessible to the general public. 


We are proud of the work we do in preserving the history of Roane's cemeteries through our series of Cemetery Atlases.  On April 5 Regent Jane McPherson presented a copy of the Cardiff Cemetery Atlas to Robert Bailey for the library at the historic old Roane County Courthouse. 


Gertie Day, Mary Lee Page, and Sydney Beard of Avery Trace chapter NSDAR present the Bowers Elementary Honor Guard Commander a check for $100.00 to help the group go to Nashville to open the  Tennessee State Congress.




Chapter Flag Chairman Sydney Beard along with members Mary Lee Page and Gertie Day enjoyed their time spent at the Oliver Springs Elementary School teaching proper flag protocol and the Pledge of Allegiance to students.   


Member with donated flag

The Rockwood VA Clinic requested an American flag on a stand for their reception area.  This was a request that we were happy to fulfill.  We also delivered five hand-crocheted lap robes.


two members teaching class

On February 16 we sponsored our annual Genealogy Workshop and it was our biggest one yet!  The workshop was originally planned for Southwest Point Golf Course but had to be moved to the First Baptist Church to handle the large number of interested researchers.  Members Marcia Pickel and Shirley Smith are always ready to help researchers.


Group at tree

For Arbor Day our group met on the lawn of the historic old Roane County Courthouse to plant and dedicate a Dogwood tree in remembrance of Organizing Members Margaret Browder Arnold and Jeri Hogue Hall. 


We were pleased that we could donate copies of our Bible Records book to libraries in Roane County.


Friday, February 4 was 'Wear Red for Women's Health Day' and our members showed their support!


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