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Old Chisholm Trail Chapter has an outstanding record of participation in the activities of the Daughters of the American Revolution. We have been featured in an article in Red Oak Now magazine, which goes into great detail about the purpose of our chapter and many of its accomplishments over the years. Old Chisholm Trail Chapter has been active for over 30 years now and several of our members are charter members.

Sandra Jo Raz LaVigne - 2013 NSDAR Outstanding Junior

Sydney Hurley
Chapter Outstanding Junior

Highlights of the year include:

  • awarded ROTC medals, Good Citizenship medals, and two scholarships
  • the selection of Sydney Rae Hurley as the Chapter Outstanding Junior
  • the presentation of the Community Service Award to Patsy Summy
  • the selection of our nominee, DeSoto mayor, the Honorable Curtistene Smith McCowan, as the TXDAR Women in American History Award winner and the NSDAR National Award winner for the Women’s Issues Essay.

The Chapter celebrates Constitution Week by receiving proclamations from local mayors, arranging local displays, and attends the DARC Constitution Day Luncheon.

Chapter members participate in the annual Duncanville July 4th parade, decorate local cemeteries on National Holidays, serve as costumed docents at local commemorative events, decorate the historic Millermore House for Christmas, deliver Christmas treat bags to our local shut-in members, send cards and packages to troops overseas, donate clothing, books, and toiletries to the VA Medical Center, send coupons to Fort Hood, donate books to the DAR Library and local libraries, save labels for DAR schools, work on Veterans History Project interviews, recycle, participate in State and National contests, and attend the TXDAR Conference and Fall Forum. Several new members were welcomed.

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