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The week of December 2nd, 2013 we sent 272 empty ink cartridges to Kate Duncan DAR School in Grant, AL.

On Thursday, December 5, 2013 the Avery Trace Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution presented to the Kingston Public Library an 5x8 American Flag to replace their faded and worn flag. The Flag of the United States of America Chairman, Sydney Beard, presented Steve Jacks, Director of the Library, with the flag. Avery Trace Regent Janice Black also presented Mr. Jacks with a Certificate of Award from the National Society Flag of the United States Committee for the “Proper Use, Correct Display and Patriotic Presentation of the Flag of the United States of America” in appreciation of their continued show of patriotism within our community. Pictured L-R: Gertie Day, Avery Trace Regent Janice Black, Steve Jacks, Sydney Beard, Shirley Smith and Dixie Mason.

On November 13, 2013 six Avery Trace members attended the annual Regent's Council of Chattanooga Luncheon. Hamilton Co. Historian Linda Mines gave a wonderful "story-telling" of "Bonnie Kate" John Sevier's wife. L-R: Gertie Day, Jane McPherson, Avery Trace Regent Janice Black, Shirley Smith and Marcia Pickel. Not pictured Rosemary Alexander.

On November 11, 2013 Brenda Hall McDonald, Elizabeth Loveday, Jane McPherson, Shirley Smith, Janice Black, Gertie Day, Nancy Martin, and Dixie Mason gathered at the Roane County Courthouse for the annual Cherokee Middle School tribute through their essays to our Military Veterans. Part of the Roan County High School Bands combined to play the theme song of each branch of service.

On November 9, 2013 Six Avery Trace members attended the Gen. William Lenoir sponsored TSDAR Geni Workshop on Applications. Those attending were: Regent Janice Black, Marcia Pickel, Shirley Smith, Elizabeth Loveday, Darleen Trent and Gertie Day.

Commemorative Event for Constitution Week.

Patriot Day Proclamation

Bells Across America. Ringing the Rittenhouse Academy Bell on September 17, 2013 at Ft. Southwest Point.

Gertie Day and Janice Black with Travis Bowman the "Virginian Giant of the Revolution." Note the large sword that was commissioned for him by George Washington.

Making 250 Christmas Tree Skirts for the Project Patriot Committee to send to active duty military overseas this Christmas.

July 4th Ceremony at Historic Roane County Courthouse.

Member Nannette Feeback (on right) page at Continental Congress.

Gertie Day, Jane McPherson, and Janice Black with the NSDAR National Chairman, Polly Bartow, presenting Amanda Crumby's 3rd place national award in the American Heritage Crafts - Miscellaneous Category.

Audra Morton with her poster for Seimes at the June tea.

On June 14, 2013, Flag Day, Avery Trace members and Kingston Mayor Troy Beets dedicated the newly installed flag pole at Jamestowne Assisted Living in Kingston. Avery Trace presented Jamestowne with their first official American Flag.

Outgoing Regent Brenda Hall McDonald pinning Regent pin on incoming Chapter Regent Janice Black.

April meeting at Ft. Southwest Point.

ATTENDING STATE CONFERENCE WERE (left to right): Honorary Regent Jane McPherson, Regent Brenda Hall McDonald, Honorary Regent Shirley Smith. Back row: Regent-elect Janice Black, Gertie Day, Carey Roberts, TSDAR Corresponding Secretary and AT Honorary Regent Marcia Pickel, Amanda Crumby, Nancy Herhold, and Cecelia Roberts. Not Pictured: Nannette Feeback who paged at State Conference, and Elizabeth Loveday.

Planting in memory of Jessie Wright on the lawn of the historic courthouse Arbor Day March 2013.

Wear Red for Women's Health.

Gerald Largin, Recipient of the NSDAR Conservation Award & Medal Feb. 1st, 2013.

Amanda Crumby won first place at the State level for Womens Issue Health Essay, and Amanda also won 3rd place at National for her American Heritage entry, which was one of her beautiful pens! Congratulations Amanda!

March began with the celebration of Arbor Day in Tennessee. The day was organized by Conservation Committee Jane McPherson and Jo Hardin, and with the considerable help of Jo’s husband, Jerry, a new Beauty Bush was planted on the lawn of the Historic Roane County Courthouse. Combined with a Memorial Service for Jessie Wright, members dedicated this new planting in her honor. Jessie became a member in February, 2007 and was a descendant of Amos Marney. With newly planted “Beauty Bush” on March 1, 2013, Arbor Day in Tennessee, are (L-R) members: Shirley Smith, Annabelle Harvey, Rosemary Alexander, Joyce Goodman, Brenda Hall McDonald, Jane McPherson, Jo Hardin, Darleen Trent.