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Williamsburg DAR Chapter Celebrates 90th Birthday

The Williamsburg Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) celebrated the chapter's 90th birthday at the April 4, luncheon meeting held at the Colonial Heritage Country Club. The first regent of the chapter was Mrs. Littleberry Foster (aka KJ Proctor) who made a surprise appearance. She reminded the current members that Mrs. Abbey Rockefeller and Mrs. Goodwin were founding members. The Rev. Goodwin, presented a copy of his first edition, 1903 book on Bruton Parish to Mrs. Foster and personalized the book, April 27, 1927. The chapter started with 33 members and now boasts 296 members who are active throughout the community donating volunteer hours to many other organizations and clubs. The Regent Virginia Snyder Lee, and other board members had recently returned from the VA State Conference in Roanoke where some 40 awards were announced. William Lee Wayson, Ph.D., gave an informative talk about Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph. To conclude the celebration the members were charmed by a selection of Patriotic songs performed by the Williamsburg Music Club Quartet.
Photo: submitted by Sydney Riddle: The Williamsburg Chapter, NSDAR, celebrated the chapter's 90th birthday, April 1927 - April 2017. 100 members attended the luncheon meeting. Seated are Honorary Regents, Board members and current Regent Virginia Snyder Lee.

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