DAR announces Good Citizens Award recipients

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 14, 2006

Staff Report

The William Rufus King Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held its 2006 Good Citizen Award Banquet in the Vaughan Room of the Selma-Dallas County Public Library on Thursday.

Selected based on their essays, the award recipients were Ashley Nicole Carter of Southside High School, Lyndsey Michelle Weber of Central Christian Academy and Amber Leigh Osburn of Meadowview Christian School. Each honoree received a certificate and a DAR pin and their essays will be entered into a contest among DAR chapters statewide.

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Founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., DAR is a volunteer women’s organization “dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education for children.” According to its Web site, DAR boasts 168,000 members nationwide.

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 is eligible for membership.

For more information, visit the DAR Web site –