By MARK EVANS
STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD
Debra Dollar believes Missouri’s oldest town should have a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapter.
A member of the Louisiana Purchase Chapter in Jefferson County, Dollar hosted a DAR informational meeting and genealogy workshop at the French Colonial Life Centre last Saturday.
Dollar said she intends to hold more meetings to drum up interested in forming a chapter. Another meeting and workshop will be held at the same location, 10 a.m. to noon , October 3 and November 7, both Saturdays.
“When you’re the oldest settlement west of the Mississippi, you need a chapter in your town,” Dollar told attendees.
The DAR was established in 1890, any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.
She would like to see something happen before much longer. In noting that one of the flags displayed was to honor 9/11 victims, she remarked that, “That sees like it happened just yesterday,” then added that “Time goes by so quickly, so that’s why I’d like to start this chapter now. It’s something we need to do.”