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|Drama at the DAR|
Oakley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual business meeting on Tuesday January 20, at the Franklin Parish Library Learning Center with Rebecca Carroll and Linda Lockbrunner as co-hostesses. Regent Charlotte White presiding.
Other members present were: Jenna Martin, Candy Massey, Marian Johnson, Margaret Murphy, Lukey Robinson, Earline Simons, Luella Snyder, Mary Pat Tharpe, Jennette Thompson, and Mary Belle White.
Regent Charlotte White opened the meeting with the 'Opening DAR Ritual'; 'The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America' was led by Flag Chairman Marian Johnson; and Chaplain Mary Pat Tharpe led in the Opening Prayer. P
Program for the day: a drama telling the stories of three Revolutionary War women heroines who actually took up arms and fought to win America's freedom from Great Britain. They are pictured above (left to right):
• Margaret Corbin - known as brave "Captain Molly" who fought beside her husband until his death at the Battle of Fort Washington (Candy Massey complete with Molly's corncob pipe);
• Deborah Sampson Gannet - disguised as young male soldier Robert Shurtleff until wounded at the Battle of Yorktown and whose identity was discovered by a doctor (Charlotte White);
• Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley of New Jersey known as "Molly Pitcher" who kept the Militia supplied with drinking water at the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey; but took up her husband's cannon after he was killed (Earline Simons).
During the business session, Regent Charlotte White reported that a large 'Christmas Care Package' containing casual wear, 'goodies' and prepaid phone cards had been sent to wounded Military patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Also, Veterans Chairman Candy Massey carried Christmas presents from Oakley Chapter DAR to the Veterans Home in Monroe. Annual reports were handed in by Committee Chairmen.
Meeting adjourned by a group reading of 'The Americans' Creed'. Secretary Marian Johnson
Photo caption: akley Chapter DAR was visited by three women heroines of The Revolutionary War on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. They are left to right: Vice Regent Candy Massey as "Captain Molly" (Margaret Corbin of Pennsylvania; Regent Charlotte White as "Robert Shurtleff " (Deborah Sampson Gannett - disguised as a male soldier); and Earline Simons as "Molly Pitcher" (Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley of New Jersey). The meeting was held at the Franklin Parish Library Learning Center with Rebecca Carroll and Linda Lockbrunner as co-hostesses.