On Sunday, November 1, 14 volunteers from the Williamsburg Chapter, NSDAR, assisted with the activities at Berkeley Plantation's annual First Thanksgiving Day festivities. Dressed in 18th-century attire, the volunteers did a multitude of jobs including meet and greet, dipping candles, corn husk doll making and so on. As part of Celebrate America Daughters of the American Revolution provide 8,000,000+ volunteer hours to communities nationwide and the Williamsburg Chapter over 18,000 hours annually. At day's end the staff at Berkeley provided a lovely thank you dinner for the Board of Directors and DAR volunteers. In spite of the "English-like"weather, the crowds swelled to over 1,000.
Pictured: DAR Volunteers left to right: Sydney Riddle, Mary Sue Dougherty, Mary Wilkins, Barbara Rooney, Joni Stevens, Virginia Lee, regent; Jane Stewart, honorary regent; Aurelia Michaels, Elizabeth Greaf, Paula Saunders, Sandy Reese, Carolyn Gaertner, Kim Defibaugh, & Linda Westenberger.
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